AllergyAllergies generally occur when our body's immune system reacts to any foreign substance. The substance may include pollen, bee venom as well as pet dander. These foreign substances usually doesn't cause any harm to most of the people.

The immune system of our body produces antibodies. Antibodies are the substances that protect us from these foreign invaders that may cause infection.

The symptoms of allergy depend on the type of foreign substance involved. They may involve the airways, skin, sinuses and nasal passages as well as the digestive system.

The reactions due to these allergens can range from mild to severe. Sometimes, allergies can trigger a life threatening reaction such as anaphylaxis.

Different types of Allergies along with their symptoms

Allergic Rhinitis:

This type of allergy is also known as Hay fever.

The common symptoms of this allergy are listed below:

  • Sneezing.
  • Running nose.
  • Itching on the nose, eyes as well as on the roof of the mouth.
  • Conjunctivitis- Redness and swelling in the eyes.

Food allergy:

As the name indicates, this type of allergy occurs due to food.

The symptoms are:

  • Swelling in the lips, tongue as well as on the face
  • Hives
  • Tingling mouth
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Throat swelling

Insect sting allergy:

This type of allergy occurs due to insect sting.

The symptoms of such type of allergy are listed below:

  • Swelling on the sting site.
  • Itching all over the body.
  • Hives.
  • Cough and chest tightness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath.

Drug allergy:

This type allergy occurs due to drugs or medications.

The symptoms are:

  • Hives.
  • Itching all over the skin.
  • Rash as well as redness.
  • Swelling on the face.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Anaphylaxis

Atopic dermatitis:

It is a type of skin allergy which is also known as eczema.

The symptoms are listed below:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Flake or peel

Causes

When a person is exposed to any allergen, the antibodies produced by the immune system release a number of immune system chemicals like histamine which in turn causes allergy symptoms.

The Common allergy triggers are well explained below:

  • Airborne allergens: They may include Pollen, dust mites, animal dander and mold.
  • Certain foods: Foods include tree nuts, wheat, soy, peanuts, fish, shellfish, eggs and milk.
  • Insect stings: This type of allergy trigger include bee stings or wasp stings.
  • Medicines: Medicines such as penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics may also cause allergy.
  • Latex as well as some other substance may cause allergic skin reactions on touching.

Risk factors of Allergy

Following are the risk factors that pose a person at higher risk of developing allergy:

  • A person having a family history of asthma or other allergies is at higher risk of getting any type of allergy problem.
  • Children are at higher risk of developing several allergies as compared to adults. But sometimes, they outgrow these allergies when they get older.
  • If a person is suffering from asthma, then he is also at higher risk of getting such allergies.

When to call a doctor?

If you experience any above mentioned allergy related symptoms, then it is the time to call your doctor. If you experience any allergy to medications, then call your doctor who prescribed it.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Allergy by Dr. Vikram Chauhan

1. Aller-G Care

A polyherbal formulation, very effective natural Allergy Care Supplement. Helps in all types of allergies including pollen allergy.

2. Praanrakshak Churna

a classical combination of special Anti-Allergy herbs. An effective herbal remedy for allergies of all types. Also helps in Asthma, Sneezing, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Pollen allergy and dust Allergy.

3. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi is worshipped all over india for its healing properties. It is an age old herbal remedy for cough, sore throat, allergies. People chew leaves of this herb to combat infection and cough. It's very effective in viral flu, influenza and other acute respiratory tract infections. Tulsi has been found to be very effective herbal remedy for asthma as well. 2 Vegi Caps twice daily are good for asthma and act best when used with other herbs like Praan Rakshak and Aller- G Capsules.

4. Curcumin Capsules

A teaspoon of Turmeric or Curcumin powder with a glass of hot milk helps in fighting bronchial asthma and cough. It gives relief and even acts as a preventive measure from the further attacks. 2 Capsules twice daily are excellent herbal remedy for allergy of any type.

DOSAGE

  1. Aller-G Care: 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.
  2. Pranrakshak Churna: 1 teaspoon full, twice daily with plain water after meals.
  3. Tulsi Capsules: 2 Capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.
  4. Curcumin Capsules: 2 Capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.

Where to buy Allergy Care Pack?

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