Causes, Symptoms, Types and Treatment of Allergies

causes, symptoms, types and treatment of allergies

A person who constantly coughing, sneezing, have itchy, watery or red eyes, ears or throat feel scratchy  or more than it, could be suffering from any allergy. Allergies are the major reason for the illness in most of the people. Allergies are the most common chronic condition worldwide. Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to an external substance like pet dander, pollen or any food.

Causes of Allergy

Mostly an allergy starts when the immune system recognize a normally harmless substance for an unsafe attacker. In that case the immune system then produces antibodies that remain on the ready to act mode for the particular allergen.

Commonly allergy origins from:

  1. Insect stings which includes fish, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and soy.
  2. Airborne allergens which includes dust miles, mold, animal dander and pollen.
  3. Latex which can cause allergic skin reaction.
  4. Foods which includes fish, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and soy.
  5. Medications which include certain antibiotics that causes allergic reactions.

Symptoms of Allergy

Most commonly identified symptoms of allergy in people are:-

  1. Scratchy throat
  2. Hives
  3. Itching
  4. Shortness of breathe
  5. Runny nose
  6. Reddened skin
  7. Skin Rashes
  8. Nasal Congestion
  9. Itchy and watery eyes
  10. Scratchy ears

Types of Allergy

There are different types of allergies:-

  1. A Hay Fever
  2. An Insect sting allergy
  3. Atopic dermatitis
  4. A food allergy
  5. Anaphylaxis
  6. A drug allergy

Treatment of Allergy

In case of longer allergy problem you need to visit your doctor. Before you go for the treatment of your allergy problem to doctor, first of all you need to prepare a list of your symptoms, your family’s history of allergies and asthma, medications which you take vitamins and other supplements, questions to ask your doctor. Don’t hesitate to ask the questions to your doctor.

This information will help out the doctor to identify the root cause of your allergic problem.