An allergy refers to the response of the body to any external substance. These substances are known as allergens, these can be in the form of food, pollens, insects or animal danders.
These allergens can be harmful and dangerous for our bodies, at times our immune systems would not be able to fight these. Hence, it is integral to detect these substances to protect our body from danger.
Here's the list of seven allergies that any of us can have:
1. Drug Allergies:
A typical drug allergy assessment includes the history and presence of allergic symptoms. A skin test may also be required. If you are allergic to certain medications, you may experience skin reactions such as wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of the throat and mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain, low blood pressure, and even hives with fainting.
2. Food Allergies:
Food allergies are one of many types of allergies that people experience. The most common food allergies are milk, peanut, tree nut, wheat, and shellfish allergies. These allergies occur when the immune system incorrectly identifies compounds in certain foods as harmful and triggers an allergic reaction.
Food allergies can cause a variety of symptoms, including: tingling or itching in the mouth, hives, itching, or eczema; swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, wheezing, diarrhea, nausea.
Note: There is a difference between food allergies and food intolerances.
3. Latex Allergy:
“Latex” is the milky white sap of the Brazilian rubber tree. It is used in many everyday items, from condoms and balloons to rubber bands and bandages. People with latex allergies may develop a reaction when they inhale latex fibers in the air or when they come into contact with their skin. Its symptoms are: swelling, redness, or itchiness, please consult us first. People with severe allergies may experience breathing problems and hives.
4. Pollen Allergy:
One of the many different types of allergies a person can have, pollen allergies are the most common in adults. Also known as hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis, pollen allergies are often caused by weeds, caused by dried pollen grains from grasses and trees. If you are allergic to pollen, you may experience symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.
A skin prick test exposes the skin to an allergen to see how the body reacts, and a blood test measures the antibodies produced in response to the allergen. If you have pollen allergies, limiting your outdoor activities when pollen counts are high can help alleviate symptoms.
5. Pet Allergies:
About 3 in 10 people with allergies in the World have an allergic reaction to cats, dogs, or other furry animals. People with pet allergies may react to pet urine, saliva, or dander (dead skin cells). The different types of allergies associated with pet dander, cat allergies are about twice as common as dog allergies. It's important to note that these allergens can remain on surfaces such as walls, furniture, and clothing for months. Also, if your pet scratches or licks the skin, the surrounding area may become red. Brushing your pet's loose hair regularly, keeping your pet clean, and washing your pet's toys frequently are just a few steps you can take to alleviate symptoms and keep your surroundings free of allergies.
6. Insect And Vermin Allergies:
The most common stinging insects that cause allergic reactions are bees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants. Non-stinging pests such as cockroaches and ticks can also cause allergies. For insect bites, common symptoms include redness, itching, pain, and slight swelling. For non-stinging pests, people with allergies may notice sneezing; coughing, itchy eyes, nose, mouth, or throat; and nasal congestion
7. Other Allergies:
These can be from anything specially from the products made from Latex. For example: Gloves.
If you think you think you have any allergy, we recommend you to get an anti-allergen test from Diagnear Health Partners, at the comfort of your home.