Monday, April 23, 2012

Tips to treat allergy

 Allergy is an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances which are not harmful generally. It can bee seen more commonly with anyone around you and in you also.

Causes for Allergies

1. A person who is allergic, his immune system is oversensitive which releases a chemical called histamines which fight off the allergens. This causes itching, swelling, mucus production, muscle spasms, hives, rashes etc.

2. Some may be allergic to hot or cold temperature, sometimes friction, rubbing or roughly stroking the skin etc. These allergies has chance to get inherited to next generation, as parents to their child.

3. Allergies may also cause medical problems such as sinus, eczema and asthma too.

4. The symptoms of allergies will be headache, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, skin rashes, running nose, breathing problems etc.

Treatment for allergies

1. Severe allergic reactions can be treated through medicine called epinephrine.

2. The best way to overcome allergy, is to avoid the substances or places which feels allergic to you.

3. Antihistamines which reduces the histamines count in allergic conditions which are available in the form pills, eye drops, nasal spray, injection etc.

4. Corticosteroids an anti-inflammatory medications which are available in the form of ointments for skin, lung inhaler, nasal spray, & eye drops.

5. Decongestants are used to relieve stuffy nose. Decongestants nasal spray should not be used for more days. It may cause rebound effect and may cause the congestion worse. But in pill form, it has no harmful effects.

6. Leukotriene inhibitors are medicines blocks the substances that trigger allergies. Zafirlukast  and montelukast are prescribed  for those with asthma and indoor and outdoor allergies.

7. If allergy could not be controlled by any way then allergy shots are recommended, in which regular injection of allergens which reduces the over reacting to allergens, are given in each day with slightly higher dose than previous dose until a maximum dose is reached. This would not may have quick effect with all and regular doctor visit to be done.


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