Allergies not only affect elders but also children. While most of us relate allergies with dust, pollution and weather change; that is not the case. An individual could have an allergic reaction to food, pets, drugs and even metals. An allergic reaction could be either mild or life threatening. If you feel you are allergic to one of these six types of allergies then have yourself checked by a medical professional. You would also get to know the severity of the reaction.
#6 Seasonal Allergies
You could develop allergic reactions whenever you are exposed to campfires during summer season or whenever you are close to the fireplaces in the winter season. Seasonal allergies are not limited to just summer or winter. One might get allergic to the candy during Halloween or insect bites and stings during spring.
#5 Hay Fever
Do you experience a runny or stuffy nose, watering around eyes and sneezing whenever you are near a pet or exposed to dust? This type of allergic reaction is known as Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis. Hay Fever could develop into asthma. Consult your doctor and get prescription to fight hay fever.
Environmental factors and genes may cause asthma. Some of the symptoms of asthma are wheezing and shortness of breath. There is no permanent cure for asthma.
#3 Contact Dermatitis
Does your skin feel itchy whenever you wear jewelry or apply perfume or any cosmetic product? This type of allergic reaction is known as contact dermatitis. The simple cure is not to scratch yourself but wash your skin. Apply anti-itch lotions or Vaseline. If required, consult a doctor and ask him or her to prescribe antihistamine drug. If you do not want to rely on medication, then stay away from such products.
#2 Food Allergy
Does your skin turn red or do you experience a breakout after having certain food items? You are allergic to that particular food and must avoid it. To affirm, have a blood test and patch test done to determine the allergic food item.
#1 Drug Allergy
Medicines like penicillin, aspirin, and ibuprofen are known to cause allergic reactions. If you notice blood in your urine, swelling, sudden increase or decrease of blood pressure, seizure, weak or rapid pulse rate, tightness in chest or trouble breathing, then immediately contact a medical professional.
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