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Allergy & Immunology

Allergy is Still on the Rise

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Minor discomforts to life-threatening conditions are caused by allergy, an acquired and once it diagnosed very predictable hypersensitivity of the immune system.

In developing allergy, there are hereditary and environmental factors, like air pollution or dietary components. Allergy can be acquired at any age, but there are a lot of examples when over time some patients outgrow this condition.

Most Common Types of Allergy

In industrialized countries an estimated 30% of the population is affected by allergy and the figures show an increasing tendency.

  • Hay fever, pollen allergy, dust mites, animal hair
  • Allergy to chemicals and medication
  • Food allergy
  • Eczema, contact dermatitis
  • Insect venoms

What Are the Risk Factors?

  • If in your family history there are allergic individuals, you have higher susceptibility.
  • Children born via Cesarean section.
  • Exposure to cigarette smoke.
  • Males are more susceptible to allergy.
  • Long antibiotic treatment.

What Symptoms Might Indicate Allergy?

In this condition the overproduction of an antibody called IgE is responsible for the increased presence of histamine that causes the following symptoms:

  • Nose irritation and itching, redness of the eyes
  • Asthmatic symptoms
  • Overproduction of mucus
  • Coughing and wheezing of the lungs
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes and edema

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What Branch of Medicine Offers the Best Allergy Treatments?

Immunology treats a board spectrum of diseases and malfunctions of the immune system, most specifically the above described hyper reactions to harmless substances (besides autoimmune disorders, immune deficiencies, and transplant rejection).

If you experience any of these symptoms you are very likely to have developed allergy and you are recommended to seek allergy treatment, the sooner, the better. Look for a renowned immunologist who is specialized in allergy procedures and ask for an allergy test. Fortunately there are reliable and fast testing methods to detect allergens by exposing the patients’ skin to substances that might provoke allergic reactions.

Allergy Procedures and Recommendations

  • Avoid contact with allergens.
  • Steroid cure.
  • Antihistamines and decongestants to alleviate symptoms.
  • Immunotheraphy, the procedure of injecting allergens into the body to ‘train the immune system’ against them.

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