Allergy is an increased sensitivity of the body to any substance. This substance can be any chemical ingredient, product, wool, dust, pollen or microbe.
Today it is established that allergens can be substances formed inside the body. They are called endoallergens, or autoallergens. They are natural – proteins of unchanged tissues isolated from the system responsible for immunity. And acquired – proteins that acquire foreign properties from thermal, radiation, chemical, bacterial, viral and other factors. For example, an allergic reaction develops with glomerulonephritis, rheumatism, arthritis, hypothyroidism.
The cause of allergies is most often malnutrition and unhealthy lifestyle. For example, excessive consumption of refined products or products stuffed with chemicals and additives. The cause of allergies can also be simple emotional or psychological stress.
Allergies can be identified by a sudden onset of a runny nose, sneezing or tears. Redness and itching of the skin can also talk about the presence of allergies. Most often, an allergic reaction occurs when a person contacts a certain substance, which is called allergens. The body reacts to it as a causative agent of the disease and tries to protect itself. Among allergens are classified as substances having a direct allergenic effect, and substances that are capable of enhancing the action of other allergens.
In the treatment of allergies, first of all, it is necessary to eliminate contact with allergens from the environment. If you are allergic and know which allergens can lead to an undesirable reaction, protect yourself from any contact with them, even the smallest ones (the property of allergy is to provoke reactions of increasing severity for repeated contacts with the allergen).
Treatment with medications is a treatment aimed at reducing the risk of developing an allergic reaction, as well as eliminating the symptoms caused by allergies.