An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system.Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment.’Common allergic triggers
External reactions such as House dust mites, Pollen, Cat dander, Dog dander, Mold, Cockroaches can cause allergies.
Consuming Milk, Hen eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts (such as walnuts or almonds), Fish, Shellfish, Soy and Wheat are common allergic triggers for some people.
Common allergy symptoms
- Blocked or runny nose.
- Sneezing, waking up watery and itchy red eyes.
- Stomach pain, diarrhea.
- Difficulty in breathing. Wheezing.
- Itchy, dry, red skin. Usually on hands, neck face and legs.
- Appearance of blisters on the skin.
Is medical history sufficient?
- More than 50% of the population may suffer from allergy-like symptoms, but only about 1 in 4 suffers from IgE-mediated allergy.
- 80% of allergic patients are poly-sensitized. Today’s average primary care patient is sensitized to four or more allergens.
- Combined sensitization can act in unison and it is therefore important to map the total allergen load.