Allergy — lady capricious

Today dissolve the delicate foliage and the first to punch the flowers, do not rejoice just allergies. Yes, and it is difficult to rejoice on that body’s inadequate response, tears and sneezing, itching and nasal congestion plaguing not only the body but also the soul. And what is most unpleasant, in recent years the number of allergy sufferers is increasing.


To date, identified three main factors that influence the allergic reactions: bad ecology, food and cosmetics. A larger number of allergies found in industrial cities and metropolitan areas, due to the poor environment of these places. Emissions from

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Allergic conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis— Is an allergic inflammation of the mucosa eye.It may be a manifestation of hay fever, and drug allergies, allergy to animals in response to contact lenses etc.


The cause of allergic conjunctivitis are a variety of allergens, drugs funds, cosmetics, household chemical, physical and chemical factors in the chemical, textile, grain mill products, light energy and ionizing radiation, bacteria, viruses, etc.

When an allergen enters the mucous membrane of the eye in people exposed to such an inadequate reaction of the body may occur allergy. Such conjunctivitis are often combined with diseases such as

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Allergic rhinitis (runny nose)

What is it?

Allergic rhinitis— Is an allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Thus there is a runny nose, sneezing and swelling of the lining of the nose, itching. Allergic rhinitis is most common in children, adolescents and young adults. There are two types of allergic rhinitis: seasonal (hay fever or allergy to pollen) and perennial (reaction to household allergens: house dust, animals, etc.).

Allergic rhinitis occurs in contact with allergens (grass pollen, plants and trees, house dust, etc.) in the eyes and nasal passages sensitive to allergens person.

What's going on?

Seasonal rhinitis symptoms appear only

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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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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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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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Prevalence of asthma with allergic component

If the cause of an asthma attack is a reaction to thesome allergen (Allergens), a similar disease called asthma prevalence allergic component or predominantly allergic asthma.

Risk factors:

heredity; frequent finding in dusty and smoky environment; tendency to rise to allergies; maternal smoking during and after pregnancy.

Common allergens:

house dust; pollen; foodstuffs; drugs; pets (cats, dogs, etc.); industrial dust; various fungi, bacteria and parasites.

Often allergic asthma is seasonal, which is associated with the period of flowering plant-allergens. Provoke attack Asthma can also be harsh odors, neuro-emotional overload, smoking, cold, exposure to polluted air.

Predpristupny period

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Atopic dermatitis: causes and manifestations

Atopic dermatitis (AD) — a chronic inflammation of the genetically determined skin allergic nature. It may cause a few, and even a lot of factors — allergens enteringorganism baby food (with food), the contact (in contact with the skin and clothing, etc.), or respiratory infections (inhaled pollens, dust).

Atopic dermatitis usually develops in early childhood (most often — in2-3 months) and extends to3-4 years, but may remain for a lifetime.

The risk of developing atopic dermatitis increases with a genetic predisposition to allergic reactions, or if the expectant mother eats a large amount of allergens (such as citrus fruits,

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Diathesis in children

Mysterious term

Active familiarize the masses with the achievements of modern medical science has led to the fact that many highly technical medical terms are used constantly in our everyday speech. Phrases such as "heart attack", "stroke", "shock", "resection" on everyone's lips, but the fact this is not evidence of understanding the meaning of these words. Rightful place among the above-noted terms is such a thing as a diathesis. The word is well known to anyone who has a child, everyone who visited the children's clinic and everyone who crossed the threshold of the house, where there is a

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The company Vega — winner of the contest for the best innovative projects in the field of science and higher professional education in St. Petersburg

The Committee on Science and Higher Education of the Government of St. Petersburg awarded the victory project of "Vega" in the category "The best scientific and innovative idea". Photo

Author and Project Manager "The development of diagnostic test kits, microarray format for parallel measurement of the levels of allergen-specific immunoglobulin E in human serum", Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics, LLC "Vega" Alexander Pavlov commented on winning the competition, "I note that the appearance of our project due to the time, its implementation is vital to the growing army of people with allergies. The growing number of

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