When a bee bites you, do you flare out in rashes? Or do you experience sneezing whenever you touch a dog? If this is the case, you may already be aware of some of your sensitivities. However, you may not always be mindful of what is triggering your allergy symptoms. Therefore, make an appointment with your doctor to get a proper diagnosis of your condition.
Usually, your doctor will identify allergic cascade based on your medical history, physical exam, and allergy tests. These tests include:
- SPT or skin prick test
- Intradermal skin test
- Blood test
- Patch test
The most fundamental and effective method to treating allergies is to prevent the chemicals that cause them, known as allergens. Most allergies, such as animal dander, foods, and medicines, may be avoided quite easily.
Antihistamines. The ability of allergens (medically known as H1 receptor blockers) to avoid specific allergy reactions. They help to relieve itchiness, asthma, and colds.
Shots for allergies. To immunize a patient by administering escalating doses of the irritants to which the subject is sensitive. The immune system grows less responsive to certain irritants over time, producing less IgE in reaction, and becoming more forgiving upon re-exposure to them.