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How To Recognize Allergy Attack?


Would you recognize the signs of a serious, possibly life-threatening, allergic reaction? The most common triggers include food like peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, fish, soy, sesame seed and wheat.

These Are The Symptoms Of A Allergic Trigger

Face

Itchiness, redness, swelling of face and tongue.

Airways

Trouble breathing, swallowing or speaking.

Stomach

Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea.

Whole Body

Rash, itchiness, swelling, weakness, paleness, loss of consciousness.

In case of an unexpected attack, use an epinephrine auto-injector at the first sign of a reaction and head for the hospital.

Allergies: All In The Mind?

According to a study conducted by the division of Psychosomatic Medicine at the University Hospital Basel in Basel, Switzerland. allergy sufferers can use positive visualisation to relieve their symptoms. Bo regularly picturing themselves  in an allergen-free environment, such as a snow-capped mountain, test participants found their allergic reactions alleviated significantly after two years.

Is The Newspaper Making Your Sneeze?

If you sneeze or have watery eyes when you're reading the papers, you could be allergic to newsprint, says Dr Marianne Frieri, director of allergy and immunology at Nassau University Medical Centre in New York. "Some people do have a reaction to a substance in newspaper ink called acacia gum;" she says. It is also possible that you're reacting to dust or mould on the paper. The best way to tell for sure is to take a skin or blood test. If it's positive, popping an over-the-counter antihistamine before and washing your hands after reading the papers should stop the sniffles.

 

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