Spring has sprung. It’s time to say “Hello” to the allergy season. Allergies affect 1 in 4 people during their lifetime. Allergies are very common especially in children. Most children grow out of their allergies. Unfortunately, some will suffer for the rest of their lives.
Allergies can be a nuisance and affect your everyday life. Most allergic reactions are mild and can be kept under control with the right lifestyle and treatment system. Severe reactions are uncommon, but in the case of a severe allergic consult a Doctor immediately.
Common allergic reactions are caused by substances called allergens. The most common allergens include:
- Food – particularly nuts, fruit, shellfish, eggs and cow’s milk
- Grass & pollen – commonly known as hay fever
- Insect bites & stings – bees, mosquitos, etc
- Dust mites
- Animal dander – hair or tiny flakes of skin from an animal
- Medication – which includes aspirin, certain antibiotics and ibuprofen
- Latex – any type of latex item e.g. gloves and condoms
- Household chemicals – detergent, cleaning liquid, soap and even hair dryers
How do you know you are having an allergic reaction?
Allergic reactions can happen in the blink of an eye. Others can build up over a period of time. The most common symptoms to look out for are:
- Blocked nose
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Red eyes
- Itching eyes
- Red/ itching rash
- Worsening of asthma symptoms
- Worsening of eczema symptoms
In severe reactions called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock can occur. When this happens it is classified as a medical emergency. It is important to get the patient to a hospital as soon as possible.
Symptoms of anaphylactic shock include:
- Feeling lightheaded or faint
- Collapse and unconsciousness
- Swelling of the mouth, throat or tongue, which can lead to breathing and swallowing difficulties
- Swelling of the eyes, lips, hands and feet
- Itching skin or a raised, red skin rash
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
If you think you might be suffering from allergies, consult with your GP to make sure you receive the right treatment plan and medication. To help you on your way you can opt for Ozone Therapy. Ozone Therapy can help with managing your allergies as well as improve your overall health.
Ozone Therapy neutralizes toxins and impurities, rids the body of carbon monoxide and combats allergy causing substances. Ozone Therapy can also help fight colds, headaches, asthma, eczema, rash, muscle aces & cramps and lowered immune system. Ozone therapy has over 100 health benefits. You can own your own sauna or go for an Ozone Therapy Session in an area near you. It’s never too early or too late, to start with Ozone Therapy.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us:
+27 (0)72 422 1967
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