Allergies—what exactly is it, its symptoms, and what happens after? Get a quick overview with this 2-minute read.
What are allergies?
Allergies happen when your body reacts adversely to a substance or food that are harmless for most people. Your immune system identifies the substance as harmful and produces antibodies to ‘protect’ you. This causes an allergic reaction.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms from allergic reactions can range from very mild to very severe. It is important to recognise the symptoms, so that you can take action and prevent any life threatening reactions.
- Itchy eyes or nose
- Skin rashes
The symptoms may vary, depending on what the allergen (the substance you are allergic to) is.
What are the treatment options?
If you are experiencing symptoms due to an allergic reaction, they can be treated with medication such as antihistamines. The antihistamine will block the effects of the antibodies mistakenly released by your body. However, allergies cannot be cured. They need to be managed, by avoiding contact with the allergen. Allergies are very common, and can develop over the course of your life.
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