Allergy is an immune system reaction to normally harmless substances that we commonly encounter in our lives. It is caused by incorrect activation of immunoglobulin E antibodies due to the allergen. The spectrum of allergic reactions is very wide, from mild rhinitis to anaphylactic shock, which can be life-threatening. Typical symptoms of an allergic reaction are swelling of the nasal mucosa, cold, redness, itching and swelling around the eyes, narrowing of the trachea, emphysema, shortness of breath and respiratory failure, eczema and hives.
How do allergies arise?
Allergy is a reaction of our immune system. One of the tasks of the immune system (IS) is to destroy harmful substances in the body. When the immune system responds to substances that are normally harmless, we talk about an allergic reaction.
When a person first encounters an allergen, they usually have no reaction. It takes the immune system some time to develop sensitivity to the allergen. At the moment when the IS learns to recognize the allergen safely, it automatically starts to produce antibodies from the immunoglobulin E (IgE) group and at this moment an allergy develops. An increase in the sensitivity of the immune system to an allergen is technically called sensitization.
Allergies can be divided into seasonal (such as hay fever) and chronic, such as food intolerances. The disease is further linked to others, such as eczema, hay fever, urticaria and asthma.
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