What Is Allergy?

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The term allergy is used to describe any malfunction of human immune system causing a serious reaction against normally harmless substances in a natural environment. Such substances are called allergens. The allergic reaction causes eczema, hay fever, asthma and many other conditions which are commonly referred to as allergies. Skin allergies are most common.allergy

An allergy can be described as anything from itchy eyes and runny nose to skin rash all being forms of common allergies and symptoms. It worsens the sense of smell, taste, sight and touch which cause irritation, disability and fatality. Allergy symptoms in a predisposed person can cause a great deal of misery and inconvenience.

Almost everyone is allergic of any substance. For example:

  • Drug allergy
  • Alcohol allergy
  • Hair dye allergies
  • Wheat allergy
  • Gluten allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Tea allergy
  • Dog allergy (Pet allergies)
  • Peanut allergy
  • Sun allergy
  • Milk allergy
  • Food allergies
  • Nickel allergy
  • Egg allergy
  • Penicillin allergy
  • Iodine allergy
  • Chlorine allergy
  • Dust allergy

The most common allergy symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Breath shortness
  • Sinus problems
  • Itchy eyes and ears
  • Sore palate
  • Nettle-like rash
  • Sinus problems

Mostly allergies occur on faces, but it can occur on any part of the body. Allergy symptoms in nose or nose allergy are also called allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is another name of allergic rhinitis. Severe allergy symptoms can result from airborne pollens which make an important links between allergies and asthma. Asthma is caused by airways allergy in which airways constricts due to swelling. Eyes allergy or allergic conjunctivitis is a condition in which eyes becomes red and itchy.

After diagnosing these allergies, one should adopt proper allergy treatment for a better allergy relief.

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