By Coyalita Linville
Allergy Medicine – As a reaction to certain substances in the food which you eat, mostly protein, your immune system produces antibodies which are the cause of allergy.
The first symptoms of allergy do not occur at the beginning of exposure to the allergen. First at the beginning, immune system misidentifies allergens which are not harmful as some substances which are contained in disease.
The first signals are influencing on producing antibodies by immunological system, which are destroying these allergens. These antibodies are also known as IgE immunoglobulin E.
So, the first time of exposure to the allergen, will not cause symptoms as it will second or other time. This means that when you next time expose to the allergen, you may feel auto-reaction of your immune system with producing IgE antibodies.
These antibodies are bound to the allergen and after their first bounding they circulate through the body and meet with cell types known as basil cells and mast cells. They are important members in inflammation and contain chemical substances known as histamine. This histamine is very important for inflammation, too.
Connection of IgE antibodies and allergens that are attached with basil cells as well as with mast cells too, making changing cell membranes, which is cause of substance’s leaking out into the tissue’s surrounding. As a result of this, it comes to one of the most common symptoms of allergy which is called inflammation.
Every person has a different effect on allergy. So, there are people who may get food allergies, caused by food, or better said, with substances contained in the food which they eat.
But there are other allergies, so it may come to the allergic reactions to the person form the air, which they are breathing, such as allergies to dust, mites, pollen or other. Still, reactions to each type of allergies are the same. The most common symptoms of allergy are:
• Problem with nose and itch caused with running of it
• Problem with eyes such as: watery and read eyes
• Itch in the areas of nose, roof of mouth and eyes
• Stuffy nose, caused with sneezing
• Pressure in the face, especially in area of cheeks and nose
• Problem with breathing
• Circles under the eyes, darken color
• Skin rashes
• Ear popping and fullness
• In the worst situation death and anaphylaxis
The best solution for treating allergies is to avoid reasons which are causes of it. This means that if you are, for example, allergic to wheat, you should avoid wheat food or products that contain wheat. Also, if you are allergic to dust mites, try to keep your house free of dust, as much as it is possible or use air filters.
Still, the majority of the people who are suffering from allergies simply do not success in avoiding causes of their allergies. So, if it is very difficult for you, you may try allergy medicines. Here are few of them:
• Antihistamines, intended to reducing of runny nose, itchiness and sneezing
• Decongestants intended for stuffy nose
• Cromolyn sodium intended as prevention of allergies
• Nasal steroid sprays intended as help to reduce reaction of nasal tissues.
• Though are eye drops as help to the itchiness of the eyes.
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