Helpful Tips To Prevent Allergies

Woman with allergiesAllergy refers to an exaggerated reaction of the immune system in response to bodily contact to specific foreign substances. Most substances that cause allergies are harmless and have no effect on people who are not allergic. The word allergy is also used to describe many abnormal responses which have no connection with medicine.

The medical use of the word is to mean particular hypersensitiveness, which may be mild or severe. The more common symptoms of hypersensitivity are asthma, urticaria and hay fever.

There are several well recognized types of allergy:

  1. Atopy   –  allergy involving inherited tendencies
  2. Bacteria Allergy 
  3. Food Allergy
  4. Fungus Allergy
  5. Drug Allergy
  6. Contact Allergy
  7. Serum Sickness
  8. Physical Allergy

Allergic symptoms can be brought about by inhalation, ingestion, infection, injection, contact and by physical agents like light, heat or cold.The allergic reaction is considered to be an antigen-antibody reaction. Substances that often cause reactions are:  Continue reading Helpful Tips To Prevent Allergies