Allergy is a condition in which the immune system becomes hypersensitive towards substances that are otherwise harmless. These substances are known as allergens and can include dust, pollen grains, animal dander, food, etc.
Allergies cause a myriad of symptoms depending upon the allergen and the severity of allergy.
Skin Allergy or Contact Dermatitis
Environmental: Dust, pollen grains, spores, resins from trees
Animal: Dander, Animal excreta, mites, insect stings
Food: Common food allergens are nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, etc.
Drugs: penicillin, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
Others: latex, soaps, perfumes, etc.
Genetics: Family history of allergies
Occupation: people working in an environment where there is exposure to allergens like dusts, saw dust, latex, cotton, etc. are susceptible to allergies
Age: Allergies are more common in childhood
The only way to prevent allergies is by identification and avoidance of allergens. Healthy diet, supplements and lifestyle help build a stronger immune system.
Panchkarma therapies like nasya, lepa, akshitarpan, etc., are administered
Medications and diet according to the disease condition are advised