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Allergy is a body response when confronted with a â€œforeign body or particle or agentâ€ that the body does not recognize Confrontation or exposure could be through Oral ingestion including food items Nose and Lungs Contact with skin
Reddening of skin, Cough and cold and in some cases running nose (rhinitis), Irritation, reddening and watery eyes, Severe breathing problems, Reduction in immunity
Our body releases mast cells Mast cells are like gatekeepers who either allow the foreign body or react by bursting the cells to release histamine which immediately causes all the symptoms.
The result of histamine release causes allergy
Modern drugs may not be 100 % effective in dealing with allergy â€¢ Modern drugs â€“ antihistamines are generally given after an allergic reaction has occurred.
Most antihistamines can cause sedation and take time to provide relief many times the number of days.
Antihistamine drugs may also cause dry nose, dry throat, blocking of the nose, reduced brain activity, lethargy and sleepy feeling, drowsiness, inability to work/drive.
Antihistamine drugs are given after the allergy has occurred and do not help in preventing allergy.