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Allergies to animals

What is it?

One of the most common allergies is allergy in animals. Allergic reactions can cause both domestic and wild animals.

Allergenic activity have fur, dander, feathers, saliva, and urine and feces of our smaller brethren. Dogs, cats, horses, sheep, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats and parrots — they can cause allergic disease.

What's going on?

Allergic reactions to animals are the most acute in the form of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and sometimes asthma.

The main symptoms are allergic to animals:

nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing; itching and redness of the eyes, watery

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Allergies to medications

What is it?

Drug and medication allergy— Is a specific reaction immune system drugs.

Dosage allergy may occur as a complication in the treatment of any disease or as an occupational disease caused by prolonged exposure to drugs and medicines (doctors, health workers, pharmacists). According to statistics, the urban population drug allergy occurs most often in women aged 31-40 years. The main causes of allergies to medications:

hereditary factors, the presence of other types of allergies long-term use of drugs simultaneous use of a large number of different drugs.

Allergic reaction for medicines can occur from an overdose

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Allergy to men

Identification of a new allergen in our day has long been a matter of habit. However, there are such discoveries that surprise even scientists — for example, the facts of the so-called seminal allergies.

Now commonplace phrase, "I have an allergy to it" is under a medical justification. Found that sperm, getting into the vagina can cause an allergic reaction in your partner.

The first cases of "seed" allergies were recorded in the late fifties. In years with relatively good environment, they were seen as a kind of exception to the rule.

Recently, cases of allergies to

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Allergic to vaccinations

Allergy for vaccine components associated with excessive sensitivity to its components:

with drug allergies, such as antibiotics, the child may manifest an allergic reaction to a vaccine against measles, rubella, mumps (mumps); in food allergy to the protein of chicken eggs — a vaccine against measles, mumps, influenza and yellow fever; if you are allergic to baker's yeast — a vaccine against hepatitis B.

If your child is allergic, to discuss in detail all the vaccinations with your doctor. It is dangerous to vaccinate children with the violent reaction by the introduction of small amounts of these substances, for

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Pollen allergy (hay fever)

What is it?

Hay fever, or hay fever — it is an allergic disease caused by pollen from trees, grasses, shrubs and m n Currently pollen allergies in Russia suffer up to 15% of the population, is the most common allergic disease.

With hay fever is an inadequate reaction of the immune system to the pollen of various plants. Pollen from the ambient air is deposited on the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes and mouth, falls into the bronchi, the skin in contact with, and responsive to its individual have symptoms of allergy.

What's going on?

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Allergies to work (asthma)

When choosing a profession or place of work, few think about how it will affect the decision on health. However, harmless at first glance working conditions hairdresser, a beautician, a librarian, a pharmacist or a seller may contribute to the pet store quite a serious disease — asthma. Researchers around the world have come to the sad conclusion — one in five asthmatic disease owes his profession.

Why did this happen?

What materials are most often the culprits of asthma caused by profession?

Allergens of animal origin — silk, wool, animal hair, feathers, bees, vegetable flies, worms. Since

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Allergies during pregnancy

Many women who suffer from allergies, are afraid to have a child. After all, they constantly need to take allergy medications, and during pregnancy it can not be done. Drugs can damage the unborn child!

The combination of allergies and pregnancy is certainly not the best thing that happens in life. However, there is some good news. Scientists have shown that during pregnancy the fairer sex increases production of the hormone cortisol, which has an anti-allergic activity. So in women "situation" allergy occur less frequently, and if there are, it runs in a milder form. Even serious diseases

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Allergy in children.

Allergy — Is disease, in which the body reacts inappropriately to the different, often quite harmless substances, called allergens. Show allergy may be in the form of skin rashes and irritation, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, digestive disorders, etc. up to anaphylactic shock — a rapidly developing state of threatening the life of man.

Babies often arise conditions such as diathesisatopic dermatitis. Their main reason — the immaturity of the enzymes of the digestive tract. That's why most of the children on reaching 3-4 years when enzymes "ripen" atopic dermatitis passes.

In cases of suspected allergic disease must apply to the

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Allergy at home

Allergy— Is increased sensitivity to various substances, manifested unusual reactions when in contact with them. Become an allergen can almost everything that surrounds us. Even if you hid at home from spring pollen, it does not mean that you ran away from allergies.

Allergy house dust

Any household dust is a complex of allergens. It includes: Library dust (cellulose), fragments of feathers, wool and animal dander, wool fibers, hair and particles of human skin, fungal spores and bacteria, insect parts (cockroaches), cotton, upholstery for furniture, etc. All of these can be the cause of allergic disease, but mainly

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Allergies: from antiquity to the present day

With the manifestation of this mysterious disease people faced long before the emergence of the term "allergy". If you believe the ancient Egyptian chroniclers, allergic shock from lightning died in 2540 BC, Pharaoh Menes after he was bitten by a wasp. In the papyrus, which dates from about 1600 BC, there is a fairly accurate description of allergic bronchial asthma.

When they opened the

And yet the first to seriously interested in allergy, was the great physician Hippocrates. In the V century BC, he described the strange skin rashes, and the most severe indigestion, appearing in some of

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