Allergy has long adopted to scale of worldwide disaster, and one of the main dangers here lies in the fact that this problem is very personal. Nowadays, dozens of allergic reactions agents are known, which can be arbitrarily combined into several major groups (food, household, chemical, vegetable and so on.)
Let’s Canadian Pharmacy medstore briefly consider a list of the most common allergens.
Types of Allergy
We begin “top” of allergens not without reason that have been the most widespread, medicinal agents allergy – is considered the most dangerous, because in this case there is the greatest likelihood of rapid development of anaphylactic (allergic) shock, and death as a result. According to statistics, the main symptoms of medicinal agents (swelling, hives, sudden increase in body temperature, difficulty with breathing, runny nose) occurs in approximately 10-15% of patients. Among the most dangerous allergens of medical group there are antibiotics and analgesics. Often, allergic reactions development may be caused by regular aspirin.
Organism’s reaction to floral, woody and grass pollen is a serious problem, firsthand familiar to many highly allergic individual – usually we are talking about the so-called seasonal allergies. The main symptoms are:
- hay fever or pollinosis caused by pollen;
- runny nose;
- painful blockage of nasal canals;
- shortness of breath;
- conjunctivitis development;
Perhaps the biggest problem with allergic individuals, sensitive to plant pollen, is that flowering seasons of “adverse” plants continue for almost entire warm season.
Another common allergen is allergy to citrus, effect of which is experienced by both children and adults. At the same time there is a very real and, by the way, very dangerous allergic to tangerines, oranges and grapefruit (small slice of tangerine in this case can cause severe allergic shock), and common food intolerance – the so-called pseudo-allergy to citrus.
Some of the most common food allergens, delivering a lot of problems for patients with allergies include milk (more precisely, protein found in cow’s milk), cereals and, of course, nuts – infamous leader of the world most food allergens. The most “unreliable” in this context is considered to be peanuts that can cause very severe allergic reactions. With regard to cereals, there is special attention which should be paid to rye and wheat (sometimes corn and oats can cause allergic reactions as well).
In this case, the main risk factors are wool, down, feathers, feces and special proteins of sebaceous glands contained in skin and in saliva of animals. That’s a pity that allergic reactions may occur after contact with both wild and farm animals and birds (sheep, horses, chickens and so on.) as well as with favorite domestic pets. Usually, the most dangerous animals, for allergic individuals are dogs and cats, rarely contact with hamsters, guinea pigs and pet parrots leads to negative consequences.
Every housewife knows very well that even in the most impeccably clean at first glance, house is inhabited by a great many species of mites which can cause a variety of allergic reactions. The most common dust allergy is expressed in form of symptoms such as itching, runny nose, nasal passage swelling and sneezing. You are not able to fully relieve your house from dust, however, to undertake regular attempts in the form of wet cleaning using special tools – is necessary.
Another very dangerous phenomenon is allergy to bee venom. At first glance, harmless bite of single bee can lead to loss of consciousness, convulsions, suffocation, sharp drop in blood pressure – in this case, we are talking about anaphylactic shock, which can lead to death. It is an acute allergic shock from bee sting can cause death, preceded by asphyxia (suffocation), followed by cardiovascular collapse. We may come to the conclusion that people suffering from such allergies, should not visit beegarden.
Despite all statements that cockroaches absolutely disappeared from our homes, we can attest that it is not true. These annoying insects continue to attack human beings, bringing with them not only household and aesthetic problems, but also very dangerous allergic reactions. Major allergens for humans are usually feces and body parts of dead insects. It is believed that the most susceptible to allergic reactions is little children, that by itself is a compelling reason to urgently get rid of these unwanted guests of your home.
Latex allergy – one of the most acute problems of humanity, appeared in recent years. Most often it occurs when using single use rubber medical gloves, condoms, balloons and other latex products. Usually there occur symptoms such as:
- skin, mucous membranes and nose itching;
- runny nose;
- difficulty with breathing due to nasal congestion.
In rare cases, there are possible disorders of gastrointestinal tract, and rash from which it is difficult to get rid of.
The danger posed by conventional mold, has long ceased to be a secret. Recently, problem has received quite a lot of publicity, and last but not least – the fact that molds are dangerous allergen that can cause unpredictable reactions of human body. If recently you or your close people obtain clear symptoms of allergies, you may think about your house is inhibited by insidious mold.
As you can see there are so many different types of allergy appearing long ago. Allergy becomes a widespread disorder annoying people from all over the world. If face such a problem you are welcome on Canadian Family Pharmacy where you will find everything you need to overcome this “unpleasant” disease.