allergic reactions

Why allergic reactions are dangerous to your health?

What is allergic reactions?

Allergic reactions happen, when your immune system abnormally reacts to something that’s generally harmless to body. Allergic reactions begins potentially when you come into contact with a trigger that you inhale, swallow, or appears on your skin. As result, your body starts to produce a protein, called IgE, which causes allergic responds. Histamine and other chemicals then released to blood stream. So you notice allergy by this process. Although allergy developed reasons aren’t known, there are some substances that commonly responsible an allergic reaction.

Most common allergic reactions are:

  • Allergy to drugs
  • Allergy to dust
  • Allergy to food
  • Allergy to insect venom
  • Allergy to mold
  • Allergy to pet and other animal dander
  • Allergy to pollen
  • Allergy to seasons

Some people also manifest allergic reaction to hot and cold temperatures, sunlight, or other environmental triggers factors. Sometimes, they have allergy by rubbing skins roughly causes severe symptoms.

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Symptoms of allergic reactions

In general, symptoms of allergic reactions varies from mild to severe. When you expose first time to an allergy, you may get mild symptoms. But if you repeatedly come into contact with the allergic reactions, these symptoms may get even worst.

Symptom of mild allergic reactions include:

  • Itchy red spots on skin (hives)
  • Itching
  • Nasal congestion
  • Skin rash
  • Scratchy throat
  • Itchy or watery eyes

When your health condition become worst by allergen, you may get symptoms like:

  • Cramping or pain in the abdomen
  • Pain in the chest
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Flushing of the face
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heart palpitations
  • Swelling of the face
  • Swelling of the eyes
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Weakness
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness

Severe allergic reaction may develop within seconds after exposure to an allergen. It is known as anaphylaxis, which results life-threatening symptoms such as swelling of the airway, breathing difficulties, and sudden drop in blood pressure level. This condition may be fetal, if not treated within 15 minutes. If you experience this type of allergic reaction, seek immediate emergency help. Without treatment, this condition can result in death within 15 minutes.

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