Allergies occur when the immune system overreact to a foreign substance such as objects or pollen, bee venom or fur. The immune system produces proteins called IgE antibodies. These antibodies protect the body from objects or unwanted substances that can make you sick or cause an infection.

Allergies can cause symptoms that are visible on the skin, sinus, respiratory, or digestive system. The severity of an allergy varies in each person and can occur from usual irritation to anaphylaxis - a state that potentially life-threatening emergency. If allergies can not be cured, some type of treatment can help relieve allergy symptoms.


Allergy symptoms that arise depending on the particle that causes allergies, and can affect the airway, sinus and nose, skin and digestive system. In many cases, an allergic reaction that interferes irritating but it is mild. Severe allergic reactions can be more dangerous because it involves organ systems in the body. In some severe cases, allergies can trigger life-threatening reactions such as anaphylaxis.

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, can cause:

• Nasal congestion
• wet and itchy nose
• Eye itching, watery eyes, and swelling (conjunctivitis)

Atopic dermatitis, an allergic skin reaction that is also called eczema, can cause:

• Itchy Skin
• Skin flushing
• Exfoliation

Food allergy / food allergies can cause:

• Itching in the mouth
• Swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat
• Hives (itchy with a rash or swelling)
• Anaphylaxis

Insect sting allergy / allergic to insect stings can cause:

• Swelling (edema) at the sting
• Itching or hives (itchy with a rash or swelling) of the whole body
• Coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath

Drug allergy / allergy medications can cause:

• Hives (itchy with a rash or swelling)
• Itchy Skin
• Rashes on the skin
• Swelling of the face
• Shortness of being short
• Anaphylaxis


Some types of allergies, including allergies to food and insect stings, potentially triggering a severe reaction called anaphylaxis or. This reaction involves multiple organ systems. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

• Loss of consciousness
• The feeling of floating
• Shortness of breath severe
• The pulse is rapid and weak
• Rashes on the skin
• Nausea and vomiting
• Swelling of the airways that can clog the airways

Causes & Risk Factors


Allergy begins when the immune system reacts abnormally to a substance that is harmful to the body. The immune system then produces antibodies that will always warn the allergen particles. When you are exposed to the allergen again this antibody release a number of chemicals, such as histamine, which causes allergy symptoms.

Which includes allergy triggers are:

• wind-borne allergens, such as plant pollen, animal dander, dust and mold
• Certain foods, especially peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs and milk
• insect sting, like a bee or wasp sting
• drugs, such as penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics.
• latex or other substances that you touch, which can cause skin reactions.

Risk factors

Will increase the risk of developing allergies to you if:

• Have a family history of asthma or allergies. Will increase the risk of allergies if you have family members who have asthma or allergies such as hay fever, hives or eczema.

• In childhood. Although you can develop allergies at any age for any reason, basically children are more susceptible to allergies than adults.

• Have asthma or allergies. Having asthma can increase the risk for allergies. Also if they have allergies because one thing will cause allergy on other things.


Preventing allergies depending on the type of allergy that you have. In general, do the following:

• Avoid known triggers. If you are taking medication to treat the symptoms of allergies, you are still required to avoid triggers. In general allergens are wind-borne allergens outdoors, at home or at work, and certain foods, insect or medication. Some allergic reactions triggered or aggravated by extremes of temperature or feeling stress.

• Keep your everyday life. When trying to find exactly what the cause or worsen your allergy symptoms, try to look back at all the activity you are doing. Record when allergy symptoms occur, and wrote what may be helpful. It can help you and your doctor find triggers for allergies and best measures to prevent and treat your allergy.

• Use the marker bands. If you have experienced a severe allergic reaction. Bracelet (or necklace) marker will tell others that you have a case of a serious allergic reaction, and when that happens you are certainly not able to tell others about what happened to you. With the bracelet then other people will be able to easily find out.


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