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Allergology

Allergy
Allergy - it is an acute response of the immune system of the body to normally harmless substances. In people suffering from allergies, anaphylactic shock can occur - a serious pathological condition associated with extremely sharp reaction to the allergen. Symptoms of allergy can occur in different parts of the organism, observed from several minutes to several days, and to be very different in severity. Only a doctor can accurately determine the nature and cause of allergic reactions to give the right advice and treat your allergies.

Anaphylactic shock
Anaphylactic shock - it's hard, life-threatening patient's pathological condition that develops when the body contact with certain foreign substances (antigens).

Angioedema
Angioedema - an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction, manifested by the sudden appearance of extensive swelling of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles.

Atopic dermatitis in children
The term diathesis parents are usually used to describe skin redness, blemishes and other skin eruptions child. In a professional environment such changes on the skin called atopic dermatitis (ie, inflammation of the skin of an allergic nature), which in childhood is not uncommon.

Food allergy
Food allergies - is any allergic reaction to normal harmless food or food ingredients. In allergy the immune system produces antibodies are greater than normal, thus making the body is so reactive that it perceives a harmless protein as if it were an infectious agent. If the immune system is not involved in the process, it is not a food allergy and food intolerance. A true food allergy is rare, and its cause is usually hereditary.

Hay fever
Hay fever is an allergic reaction, accompanied by bouts of sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion. Its medical name - allergic rhinitis, a disease that is triggered by allergens such as dust, pollen and cigarette smoke and is manifested in inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose. This disease usually develops before the age of 30 years and mainly affects women, not men. In the treatment used antihistamines, corticosteroids, Stabilizers fat cell membranes, vasoconstrictor drugs, anticholinergic drugs.

Prevention of allergic diseases exacerbations
Unfortunately, the majority of allergic diseases are chronic, they occur with periods of exacerbation and remission. In the period of remission, the patient may not complain of being. Exacerbation of symptoms as seen with bright deterioration of general condition of the patient. That is why the prevention of exacerbations is one of the main tasks of therapy.

Treatment of allergic diseases
Allergic diseases are based on a fairly complex mechanisms.

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