Expert Author: Roger Sandler
All of us have heard about allergy and some of us have also suffered from one or the other allergy. Anti allergy drugs can only prevent allergy triggers but can not cure allergy permanently. Anti allergy drugs should never be taken without consulting a doctor. They might have side effects also.
Expert Author: Suma G Nathan
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports that Allergic disorders affect atleast 50 million people in the US. Type 1 Allergies and symptoms include Asthma, Eczema, Hay Fever, Headaches, swellings, fatigue, chills, sensitivity to light and Loss of Appetite. Type 2 Allergies could start in infancy or during childhood due to inherited tendencies and exposure to Pollen, Dust and Environmental Toxins, including all the chemicals we breathe and eat.
If you are allergic to Pork then you suffer from allergies Type 1 or contact allergy. The immune system overreacts to the proteins found in the pork. At the present time there is no known cure for allergies that involve food. Scientists do not clearly understand why the immune system of people allergic to pork considers some food proteins as harmful by the body.
Expert Author: Joanna McLaughlin
About 1 per cent of the population is allergic to perfume and many more find it physically irritating. Actually, there are only about eight substances that provoke most of the symptoms, but most perfumes do not list their ingredients. The problem is compounded by the fact that fragrance isn't just found in perfume - it's in soap, air fresheners, foods, and even dental cement.
There is no such thing as being allergic to MSG although the symptoms can mimic an allergic reaction. What you may be suffering from is food intolerance or food sensitivity. To be considered a food allergy then the item in question must contain some type of protein that your body considers to be harmful. During a allergy attack antibodies and histamines are releases into the blood stream in an attempt to neutralize the protein and these chemicals trigger the allergic symptoms.
Expert Author: Mary Coyle
Ultraviolet (UV) light air purifiers provide just the relief that allergy sufferers seek, thus, eliminating the need for prescription and non-prescription medications, nasal sprays, and allergy shots which often have side effects that leave you feeling drowsy and unable to concentrate.
If you suffer from Avocado Allergy then you suffer from allergies Type 1 or contact allergy. The proteins found in avocado trigger the immune system to reaction. Antibodies and histamines are releases into the blood stream in an attempt to neutralize the protein. These chemicals trigger the allergic symptoms. In sever cases Epinephrine, also call Adrenaline, is administered to control the anaphylaxis reaction.
An Allergic Cross-reactions is usually an allergic response to a protein found in some foods and another food will have a similar or closely related protein. For example if you are allergic to one of the 4 different proteins found in wheat then the possibility of you being allergic to a similar protein found in Rye is increased.
If you have Strawberry Allergy then you suffer from allergies Type 1 what is also called Contact Allergies. One or more of the thousands of proteins found in strawberries causes the allergic reaction to strawberry. Why does the immune system consider some proteins harmful to the body is unknown and more studies are needed.
If you are allergic to chlorine then you suffer from Allergies Type 4 is also called cell-mediated or delayed allergies. See my article on allergies type 4 for a detailed description of the allergy type 4. The most common symptom is an itchy rash under the armpits and in the groin area.
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