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The Different Types Of Allergic Reactions

May 27, 2008
Allergy is an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to antigens. Bee stings, insect stings, some food, or pollens are examples of an antigen. Each antigen triggers specific allergy attack and is manifested distinctly by each person. It is of frequent occurrence nowadays.

Allergies are generally mild with mild symptoms that go within a few days of getting rid of the trigger of the allergen. Occasionally, there are cases of people suffering from anaphylaxis which is a life threatening condition where there is difficulty in breathing and loss in consciousness.

One type of allergic reaction is seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. This is an allergic response to pollen and other microscopic substances that exist at certain times of the year. There are also conditions where allergic rhinitis works out to be perennial, or year round.

Insect stings is another type of allergic reaction, which is very common. The allergic reaction of the insect sting varies from person to person. Some people are not aware of their allergy to insect stings only they found out if they are stung by the insect. First sting produces only a normal sting reaction only the second sting triggers an allergy reaction.

Allergy to latex is also type of allergic reactions , it is a natural product form the light milky fluid extracted by the rubber tree. A person is allergic to the latex from the latex mixture. Such as making for rubber gloves, balloons, and condoms.

Another types of allergic reactions are the irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis, these could we get from the ingredients in the cosmetics we used like fragrances and preservatives. With cosmetic allergy you will experience skin irritation. Mold allergy is another allergy that does not have exact season as mold and fungi grow in all weather and thrive both indoors and outdoors. Some forms of outdoor mold tend to grow in higher concentrations from spring to late fall.

Some people are allergic to pets; where it is not the pet's feathers or fur that triggers a reaction. It is the invisible flakes of animal skin called dander that triggers sneezing, watery eyes and stuffy noses in some people. When you suffer from food allergies, it means that some food likes peanuts and jalapeos trigger an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of different types of allergic reactions like hives, puffiness of the throat and your tongue, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and low blood pressure.

An insect bite brings about some pain and discomfort where the skin surrounding the bite turns red and swells up. In such cases, there is nothing serious to worry about; some cream or spray is sufficient to treat the insect bite. The allergic symptoms to insect bites vary from person to person; and you never do know that you are allergic to a sting till you are stung.

Usually the first sting may not bring about any dangerous allergic reactions, though it may be painful. It is the subsequent stings that may induce allergic reactions insect bites that may at times lead to anaphylaxis. It is the first symptoms of allergy to insect bites that are similar to normal reactions. It is only more severe where you may develop blisters. Further symptoms occur within 10 minutes of the sting and may include rashes on the body, swelling in some places like eyelids, tongue and throat, feeling of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness with a drop in blood pressure and in some extreme cases, anaphylaxis.
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