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SKIN AND FOOD ALLERGIES.

Posted by: | Posted on: December 19, 2019
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An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance that’s not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances are called allergens. They can include certain foods, pollen, or pet dander. Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by fighting harmful pathogens.

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Hypersensitivity reactions are categorized into four major typestype I, type II, type III, and type IV. Type I, II, and III reactions are the result of antibody actions, while type IV reactions involve T cell lymphocytes and cell-mediated immune responses.

Most reactions aren’t serious, but some, like anaphylaxis, can be fatal. It can make you stop breathing or cause your blood pressure to drop too low. Allergies can’t be cured, but there are lots of treatments to relieve the symptoms. If you have a severe allergy, see a doctor and get it treated.

Common allergy triggers include: Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites and mold. Certain foods, particularly peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs and milk. Insect stings, such as from a bee or wasp.

Symptoms usually start as soon as a few minutes after eating a food and as long as two hours after. In some cases, after the first symptoms go away, a second wave of symptoms comes back one to four hours later (or sometimes even longer). This second wave is called a biphasic reaction.

Seasonal allergies
If you have seasonal allergies or hay fever, tree pollens can trigger symptoms in the late winter or spring. Ragweed releases pollen in the summer and fall. The specifics also depend on where you live. Allergy season can start as early as January in Southern states and linger into November.
Pollen allergy symptoms most often include:
  • nasal congestion.
  • sinus pressure, which may cause facial pain.
  • runny nose.
  • itchy, watery eyes.
  • scratchy throat.
  • cough.
  • swollen, bluish-colored skin beneath the eyes.
  • decreased sense of taste or smell.

How to Stop Seasonal Allergies the Natural Way

  1. The triggers: Seasonal Tree Pollens, Grasses, and Weeds.
  2. Police pollen.
  3. Wear a mask.
  4. Wash your hair at night.
  5. Soak up the calm.
  6. Keep your nose clear.
  7. Take an antihistamine.
  8. Try the sprays.
Help relieve allergies fast by using
  1. Oral antihistamines. Antihistamines can help relieve sneezing, itching, a runny nose and watery eyes.
  2. Decongestants. Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Afrinol, others) can provide temporary relief from nasal stuffiness.
  3. Nasal spray.
  4. Combination medications.

Skin allergy

Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into direct contact with an allergen. … Touching clothing, pets, chemicals, soaps, and substances such as poison ivy or cosmetics can trigger allergic reactions.. Food allergies can also cause the skin to itch.

ways to overcome skin allergy are:
  1. Hydrocortisone cream.
  2. Ointments like calamine lotion.
  3. Antihistamines.
  4. Cold compresses.
  5. Oatmeal baths.
  6. Talk to your doctor about what’s best for your specific rash. For example, corticosteroids are good for poison ivy, oak, and sumac. He can prescribe stronger medicines if needed, too.

Also,salmon, mackerel and sardines are considered ‘super foods’ and along with lowering blood pressure and being a good source of vitamin D, protein and some B vitamins, they’re good for the skin.

 

Foods That May Help Curb Your Allergies
  • Onions, peppers, berries, and parsley all have quercetin. …
  • Kiwi is a fuzzy fruit rich in vitamin C. It can also cut down on histamines. …
  • Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain. …
  • Tuna, salmon, and mackerel have Omega-3 fatty acids.

Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and may have anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, some experts point out that honey can contain traces of flower pollen — an allergen. And one treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens.

Many of the unpleasant allergy symptoms come from inflammatory issues, like swelling and irritation in the nasal passages, eyes, and throat. Ginger can help reduce these symptoms naturally. For thousands of years, ginger has been used as a natural remedy for a number of health problems, like nausea and joint pain.

If you feel stuffy or have postnasal drip from your allergies, sip more water, juice, or other nonalcoholic drinks. The extra liquid can thin the mucus in your nasal passages and give you some relief. Warm fluids like teas, broth, or soup have an added benefit: steam.

NOTE:You usually don’t get a reaction right away. It can take anywhere from a few hours to 10 days. Typically, it takes from 12 hours to 3 days. Even with treatment, symptoms can last 2 to 4 weeks.

 

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