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1. What are the causes of allergy?
The causes of allergy include:
Airborne allergens such as pollen and mould
Medications such as penicillin
Food items, such as peanuts, soy, egg, milk and wheat
Stings from a honey bee
2. How do I identify if I am allergic to a particular substance?
If you sneeze when your pet is near you or feel sniffly at the start of the spring season, you might have an allergy. If the symptoms, such as wheezing, itchy eyes and stuffy nose, last for a longer time, it can help you identify a particular allergy.
3. What are the complications associated with an allergic condition?
The complications associated with an allergy are anaphylaxis, infection of the lungs or ears and asthma. Anaphylaxis is a serious life-endangering allergic flare.
4. What are the treatment methods for allergies?
There are four treatment methods for allergies, mainly allergen avoidance, immunotherapy (a tablet is given to place under the tongue), medications and an emergency epinephrine shot that will reduce severe allergy.
5. What are seasonal allergies?
Seasonal allergies occur in a particular season. It occurs when patients' immune system reacts disproportionately to outdoor allergens, such as moulds and weed pollens.