ALLERGY

Allergy symptoms occur when immune system overreacts to something that is harmless to most people but triggers a reaction in anyone sensitive to it. This substance is known as an allergen.

Allergies can be seasonal or throughout the year. Common allergens include weed or grass pollen, dust mites, animal contact/fur, mold, insect stings and a variety of food types, such as eggs, shellfish, nuts and grains and some people are allergic to certain kind of drugs. Allergic reaction can be mild to severe and can be life threatening in many cases and are called as anaphylaxis reaction.

Common symptoms associated with allergies are:

Frequent cold, breathing troubles, skin rashes, gastric disturbances like nausea and diarrhoea, itching, watering eyes, headache, swelling of specific parts, irritability, restlessness, etc.

Allergy can be classified into followings-

  • Food allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Seasonal allergy
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Animal allergy
  • Dust/Pollen allergy