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Allergic Tips

Symptoms for Allergies
Airborne allergens like pollen or dust can cause sneezing, itchy nose and/or throat, nasal congestion, and coughing; this is known as allergic rhinitis. These symptoms are often accompanied by itchy, water, and/or red eyes, which is called allergic conjunctivitis or when dark circles are present around the reddened eyes, called allergic “shiners”. These symptoms can range from minor or major seasonal annoyances to ear-round problems. If they occur with wheezing and shortness of breath, the allergy may have progressed to become asthma, which can be a serious condition. In children with food allergies, some develop an itchy mouth and throat when food is ingested.

 
 

Others develop a rash or nausea and vomiting or diarrhea, as the body attempts to flush out the irritant.

Other common allergic symptoms of allergic food reactions are hives, runny nose, and in more severe cases, shortness of breath. Severity of food allergies and when they develop depends on the quantity of his sensitivity to the food. Common foods that may cause allergies include cow’s milk, soya, egg, wheat, seafood, tree-nuts (such as walnuts and pistachios), and peanuts. Peanuts are one of the most severe food allergens. Severe symptoms or reactions to any allergen require immediate medical attention. Fortunately, severe or life-threatening allergies occur only.

Spring

Spring or early summer is traditionally the season when allergies come, because of a new growth on trees and weeds in addition, people, who are allergic to pollens are also sensitive to dust mites, animal dander (tiny skin flaks shed by animals), and fungi, which lurk indoors in any season. In a modern city like Chandigarh, the incidence of allergies, especially the nasal allergy is very high during spring, summer and even year round you can meet a score of people violently sneezing, helplessly.

Tips for allergies

Some tips to deal with a common cold
Better get your additional vitamin C by drinking orange, grapefruit, and other juices. Sucking on zinc lozenges can cut colds short, to an average of four days. Zinc can also dramatically reduce symptoms such as a dry irritated throat. But zinc can be toxic in large doses. Keep yourself well protected against cold weather, do not show-off as brave/youthful/strong by exposing to cold.

By use of salted warm water for gargling, relieve an irritated throat; morning, noon, and night or whenever it huts most. Taking a steamy shower can help clear congestion. Inhale steam to fight cold.

Urticaria

Urticaria are red, itchy, swollen areas of the skin that can range in size and appear anywhere on the body. 25% of our population would have experienced an episode of skin allergy at least once in their lives.

More about childhood asthma

Some children with asthma may have repeated or perpetual attacks of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, which may be very serious. The air passages swell, become inflamed, and fill with mucus, making breathing difficult. Many asthma attacks occur when children get respiratory infections, including infection caused by common cold viruses. Attacks can also be precipitated by common factors e.g. cigarette smoke, stress, strenuous exercise, weather conditions, including cold, wind, or rainy days, allergies to animals, dust, pollen or mold, indoor air pollutants, such as paint, cleansing materials, chemicals or outdoor air pollutants, such as ozone.

Pregnant women, like others with asthma, should avoid asthma triggers, including specific allergens such as house dust mites and animal fur and animal-secretions and irritants such as cigarette smoke or any other smoke or fume. Once pregnancy is established in an asthmatic, it would be essential to remain under supervision of one’s physician. He will prescribe asthma and allergy medications that are appropriate to use during pregnancy, and will continue to ensure that your treatment is effective without side effects.

Can I suffer from occupational Asthma

Occupational Asthma has become the most prevalent work-related lung disease among the industrial works or slum-dwellers, because of fast deterioration of the environment you can be one of them. However, the exact proportion of newly diagnosed cases of asthma in adults due to occupational exposure is unknown. Upto 15% of asthma occupational allergies varies within individual industries, e.g. in the detergent industry, inhalation of particular enzyme used to produce washing powders has led to the development employees in the printing profession, unto 50% of employees experience respiratory symptoms. Isocyanides are chemicals that are widely used in many industries, including spray painting, insulation installation, and in manufacturing plastics, rubber and foam, these chemicals can cause asthma in 10% of exposed workers.

Allergens
Allergies play a role in many cases of occupational asthma. This type of asthma generally develops only after months or years of exposure to a work-related substance.