What is allergies?
How does allergies occurs?
Symptoms of allergies
Allergy test
Treatments for allergies
Preventions of allergies
Dust Allergies
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Treatments for allergies

There are different types of treatments for specific allergies. They can range from prescribed medicine from you GP or over-the-counter medicine. Here are some suggestive treatments:

 Anaphylaxis – This type of allergy can caused life threatening symptoms such as low blood pressure, difficulty in breathing or even unconsciousness, emergency actions should be taken. Medications such as epinephrine (used to raise blood pressure) and equipment such as breathing tube and machine can also be used in life threatening situations.

For less severe attacks medications such as antihistamines and corticosteroids can calm down the immune system response. If allergy is treated early symptoms can be minimize, usually within a day, but medication must be continued for 3 days or longer to make sure the immune system response is satisfactorily treated.

Allergic Rhinitis – Suffers can be easily treated by antihistamines for symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, itchiness and irritation of the eyes and nose. It is suggested the treatment of antihistamines should be started before peak allergy season or at the earliest signs of prescription. The usual side effect is drowsiness. The good news is less-sedating antihistamines are now available and it is just effective.

Another effective treatment is via a nasal spray. It is helpful for symptoms for both eyes and nose. There are many different brands of nasal sprays available on the market. Some require a GP prescription other are easily accessible over-the-counter. Nasal sprays have a very low side effect, but be wise and use as directed.

Decongestants may also be recommended for head congestion caused by allergic rhinitis. Decongestants are effective for difficulty in breathing through the nose and when the sinuses are blocked and full of pressure. These may include chlorheniramine or pseudoephedirine contained in a pill or liquid form. Just be reminded decongestants only provides temporary relieve of allergic reaction rather then treating the immune system. It works by constricting the blood vessels, thus reducing the swelling that causes the stuffy nose and watery eyes. The side effects may be drowsiness, high blood pressure, stimulation of the heart and difficulty in urinating. If you suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease or glaucoma, it is recommended that you consult your health-care provider before using medication.

Allergic Skin Conditions –The main symptom of skin allergy is itchiness cause by allergic rashes. It is important to remember not to scratch as this would stimulates more inflammation and more histamine released. Therefore, GP often prescribe a stronger medication for treatment of skin allergy such as a combination of antihistamines and corticosteroids, that is to be apply to the effected area or taken orally. Like any medication there will be side effects. They may include mood changes, high blood sugar level and high blood pressure. So it is best to seek advice from your healthcare provider before you take these medications.

Food, Medication and Insect Venom Allergies – The preliminary way to treat these types of allergies are the similar as these allergies can be life-threatening symptoms. The very first approach is to look and see if there are any symptoms such as difficult in breathing, dizziness or chest pain. If these signs are present you should immediately stop what you eating or taking or doing. Then contact your healthcare provider or local emergency phone number.



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