Allergic reactions can be caused when the body is exposed to any substance through:
• Inhalation of dust and micro particles
• Ingestion of different types of food and medications
• Direct skin contact with chemicals or animals
Allergies may result from the following causes:
We can offer relief if you experience symptoms when coming in contact with certain foods, airborne irritants, medications and biochemical substances.
Some of the most common allergens are :
Dust Sugar Salicylates Shellfish
Dust mite Dairy Artificial additives Peanuts
Mould Wheat MSG Cats
Pollens Yeast Eggs Dogs
Allergies are abnormal reactions that occur when the immune system acts as if it is under threat for no apparent reason.
The immune system is a collection of organs, cells and tissues that help defend the body against harmful foreign substances such as bad bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When the immune system labels a harmless substance as a harmful one, it responds by producing proteins called antibodies. These antibodies (known as immunoglobulins) will attach to mast cells and circulate in the blood. The next time a person comes in contact with the same substance, the immune system will recognize it and the immunoglobulin on the mast cell will adhere to the allergen.
In order to defend the body, the mast cell will secrete powerful chemicals such as histamine. Histamine contributes to inflammation and causes symptoms such as swelling of tissues, mucous production and itching. Another symptom is the contraction of smooth muscles which is one of the main reasons for most asthma attacks.
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