We all know allergies can be very painful and dangerous. The symptoms as well as the outcomes can range from mild to severe. The first thing you need to know if facing an allergy is the basic definition of allergies.
Our body’s response to any harmful or unsuitable substance entering our system is basically allergy. Beginning with rashes, nausea, an attack of sneezing, or fever and mumps. All of these are the symptoms of allergies. To overcome and manage these you need to understand what are the causes as well as the risk factors of your allergies. Let’s begin with the causes
The causes seem to be very basic as you will know what is affecting your health as soon as you come in contact with it. But if you notice correctly this is only the tip of the iceberg. If we talk about science, there are types based on hypersensitivity which have different expressions and mechanisms.
On the outer side we can classify the causes on the pathways and the allergens, which are
- Air borne allergens
- Insect bites
Air borne allergens
Stats tell us that one third of the entire population of allergic people have airborne allergies. Which have a 40% count of children.
Air bore allergens are the small particles that affect your respiratory system. Respiratory system is another term for the breathing organs. If the air borne allergens enter your body and you are sensitive to them the reactions can go extremes. You must have seen several cases in which the patient undergoes asthma attacks. These allergens include pollen, weeds, molds, dander, etc.
Food allergies are the leading cause of anaphylaxis today. The numbers of people having any kind of food allergies are increasing day by day. Most allergic food reactions occur within minutes and express itself with widespread symptoms. The systems included can be skin, cardiovascular, respiratory, people can have food allergies from a dish or from several particles present in the food, i.e. milk, lactose, gluten, peanuts, soy nuts, shellfish etc.
Reaction to medications are one of o the leading causes of allergies. They are seen as rashes, hives, itching, watery eyes and nose, GI tract disturbance, wheezing and more. The classes of medicines that can cause allergies are too many to be mentioned, but some that are more likely to occur problematic for some people are mentioned as NSAIDS, antibiotics, ace inhibitors, and etc. Some reactions are adverse drug reactions which are based on the combination of drugs you are using. A wrong combination can cause a high risk reaction in your body.
Insect are generally avoided by everyone but if out are exposed to any attack or bite from one of them, you will know why. The insect bites like, bees’ sting, mosquitoes bites, can cause a person to have a false shock which drags your patient into panic syndrome. All these problems from the insects that seem to live quietly around the corner of the house. The skin conditions that appear after an insect bite are very sever in normal people but in people with allergies, they cause people their lives.
Consult a doctor
Despite the fact that many people are aware of their symptoms and are trained to deal with their emergency symptoms, it is important to understand and learn about your allergy. Some attacks are so severe that they cannot be handled by you at home. Therefore, it is better to let the hospital staff deal with the emergency you are facing.