Types of allergies

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Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to the unwanted substances appearing at high levels especially, in those with atopic sensitivity. Allergies can lead to respiratory problems, headaches, and skin irritation. Parts of the body is most prone to allergies are the eyes, nose, lungs, skin, and stomach. There are many types of allergies such as food allergies, anaphylaxis, allergy insects, pollen allergy, drug allergy, rash, edema, inflammation caused by exposure.

Food Allergies

Symptoms of the food allergy usually develop within minutes to an hour after eating. For others, the reaction can be severe, even life-threatening.

Pollen allergy

The powder particles on trees and grass flying in the air, known as pollen. Inhalation of pollen, the patient can sneeze, headache and swelling of the throat.

Smoke allergy

Cigarette smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution. Exposure to cigarette smoke can increase the risk of continuous sneezing, asthma or headaches.

Footwear allergy

When patients exposed to leather shoes or any other type of shoes, it causes itchy skin and swelling, hives, blisters.

To manage fast, you can use a damp cloth or apply creams or lotions.

Cosmetic allergy

Those who are allergic to cosmetics such as moisturizers and shampoo, their skin will getthe sticky swelling, itching, dryness, and irritation.

Allergy to climate change

Due to global warming, the constant changes in weather temperatures can cause fever, chills, and headache.

Allergy to cold air

This allergy phenomenon happens when the body is exposed to cold air causes the body to be rash or hives cold, more serious can lead to fainting, shock, and even death. So, to protect the body against allergy should always keep your body warm, avoid exposure to cold during winter days.

Allergy to sunlight

People with sun allergies with itchy skin and small impact can be rash, swollen skin or line from 1 to 4 days after sun exposure. To minimize skin irritation, apply sunscreen.

Allergy to fragrances

Perfumes may not suit some people, so be careful when choosing the perfume, if not rash, irritation, redness.

Insect allergy

Allergy to insects can cause skin rashes, asthma.

Shellfish allergy

Exposing or eating shellfish like shrimp or crabs can cause a rash, swelling of the lips, face, or throat, difficulty breathing, and nausea.

Medications allergy

Some medicines may not be appropriate for a small number of people. This happen when using a dosage without consulting your doctor. It may irritate the throat, skin rash, diarrhea.

Mold allergy

Mold is a fungus growing in wet environments. In the dry and windy of sunny days, mildew will turn on the state of “sleep”, it’s time to release mold spores travel through the air and can be inhaled by humans. The mold allergy symptoms include a runny nose, stuffy nose, with mucus in the nose, itchy nose and eyes. When mold spores invade the lungs, they can cause asthma.

Latex allergy

It is a reaction occurs with certain proteins found in the latex of rubber trees – a milky liquid. Allergy to plastic because the body was confused plastic is a harmful substance. Plastic allergy can cause allergic reactions vary from skin allergies, rashes, asthma. To anaphylaxis, one condition could threaten lives.

Allergic reactions are a chain of complex phenomenon involving many cellular components, chemicals, and tissues throughout the body. While there is no complete cure for allergies, we have a lot of measures to help reduce the symptoms. If you are allergic, please consult a physician to determine the cause is selecting appropriate and the best treatments for you, provide more updates about the allergic reactions.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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    Sources

    Types of allergy. http://acaai.org/allergies/types. Accessed October 21th, 2016.

    Types of Allergies. http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/allergy-types, Accessed October 21th, 2016.

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