Allergies

Allergies
Allergy is a type of immune response caused by our immune system. It is also called as hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. There are many types of allergies, such as food allergies, seasonal allergies, pet allergies, etc. People who have allergies are often more sensitive to food, medicine, dust mites, pollen, insect sting, etc. Some of the symptoms of allergies are running nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling and asthma. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) need to be treated with medicine, such as epinephrine, antihistamines, corticosteroids and decongestants. Immunotherapy is also used if the symptoms are hard to control or cure. Although allergies can make us feel bad, they usually would not kill us. However, a severe reaction called as anaphylaxis is life-threatening.
How to cite this article:
Mythily B. Allergies. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 9-15. 1(6).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0046.