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Tuesday 27 December 2011


Allergies are triggered by allergens (allergens) such as pollen, mold and animal dander. In the spring, typical allergens are pollens from grasses and trees. During other seasons, allergens commonly implicated include pet dander, dust mites found in house dust and mold.

For most people with allergies, the tendency to allergies is inherited. But sometimes an allergy develops itself later in life. People with allergies have an antibody called IgE (immunoglobulin E) that causes an overreaction to allergens. Typical symptoms of allergy include sneezing, repetitive and prolonged congestion or runny nose, red eyes, swollen or watery eyes and throat irritation. Other common allergic reactions can affect the skin or intestines, such as hives, itching, rash, diarrhea and headaches.

Allergies are they life threatening?

It is rare that allergies are the subject's life in danger, but some cases can be severe, causing swelling of the airways, shortness of breath and anaphylaxis. People who already have allergies are more likely to contract a respiratory infection and are more likely to get asthma. The majority of allergy sufferers sees their performance decline, their energy levels and reduces profit less daily activities.

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