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12:00 AM, June 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 09, 2019

Switch off food and drug allergy symptoms

An allergic reaction can be severe or life-threatening. Allergy usually shows up as itching, pain, skin rash, sun sensitivity, hives, watery eyes, swelling of the eyes, breathing difficulties, runny nose, vomiting and sneezing etc. If your allergy contributes to asthma, you may also experience difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or pain, wheezing, nasal congestion, poor sleep quality or even shock.

Food allergy: Food allergy is sometimes confused with or mislabeled as a food intolerance. Symptoms usually start as soon as few minutes after eating a food. Common signs and symptoms of food intolerance include digestive problems, usually bloating, gas or diarrhoea after consuming particular food. Surprising reactions happen when your immune system overreacts to foods that are normally harmless to others.

Preservatives, food color, additives added to many food to keep them from spoiling. They can act like ‘poisons’ for those who are allergic to those artificial food. Canned food, packed juice, soft drinks, pickles and dried fruits are loaded with preservatives. You will want to identify and avoid the food that seems to cause your allergic reaction. However, a food allergy is more likely with certain foods like milk, peanuts, seafood, soy, barley, eggplant, grains with gluten and sesame etc.

Drug allergy: If you have a drug allergy, you may be at risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. There are dozens of drugs that are allergic to your body. Some antibiotics like penicillin, tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, aspirin, sulfur drugs and chemotherapy drugs etc. can be allergic.

There are the differences between side effects and a drug allergy. A side effect might occur in any person taking a drug. It typically does not involve the immune system. A drug allergy only affects certain people. Even if you have used them before, you can still have a reaction. If you have signs of an allergic reaction to particular drug, get emergency help.

If your allergens are diagnosed early, it might be controlled with a gentle routine skin care product. All product allergies are caused by an immune system malfunction. Keep track of your products; it will help yourself make a solution. Sugar free minerals help to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Antihistamines are the mainstays for treating hives and other symptoms of some food allergies.

Do a liver cleanse: Preliminary research suggests that sugar free vitamin C may help liver detoxification and improve your immunity. A damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.

Follow your dermatologist’s advice regarding skin care routine, nutrition, exercise and medicine. We cannot change the allergens but we can take steps to help our body win the allergy battle.

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