Allergies By: Sara Bridges

Defition

Allergies are over reactions in the immune system. These substances that cause the reactions are called allergens. Some allergies are only seasonal. and for the most part children have allergies and grow out of them when they are adults.

Causes

The cause of allergies is when the immune system thinks a normal substance is is actually a foreign substance.

Different Types

There can be different types of allergies. Some of which include food allergies, latex allergies, insect stings, drug allergies, and anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is the most dangerous. It can be a result of food, latex, insect stings, and drug allergies and possibly result in death.

Symptoms

Some common symptoms include sneezing, coughing, itching, runny nose, hives, swelling eyes, tingling mouth, and wheezing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include tingling, light-headedness, and feeling tight in the chest, which can then turn into seizures, cardiac arrhythmia, shock, respiratory distress, or even death.

Common Symptoms

Treatment

Treatment can include taking medication, taking an allergy injection, acupuncture, dietary supplements. Some ways to prevent reactions can include staying away from the certain allergen and staying in air conditioning.

An example of a possible injection

Prevention

Allergies themselves cannot be prevented but reactions can, but for the most part children have allergies and grow out of them when they are adults.

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