Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Allergic Reaction

How Can an Allergic Reaction Affect You?

When you have an allergic reaction to something you may experience mild to severe symptoms, depending on the extinct of your allergy. For some, it may be possible just to avoid the one thing that seems to trigger allergy symptoms such as cats. For others, the allergy may be a part of their everyday career and it may not be feasible to switch careers. There are a lot of different allergies and what causes them. When you see someone having an allergic reaction it may scare you because you are not sure why they are acting that way. You may not even know that person has an allergy so that is why it is a good idea for everyone who has an allergy to obtain a medical bracelet stating that they are allergic to something.

Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Eyes may become swollen, watery, itchy and red
Swelling of the lips, tongue, or around the eyes, including the eyelids
Shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing or tight feeling in the chest
Skin rash, itching, and hives

In some cases, you may not be able to breath, your circulation may become lessened by swelling, you may not be able to swallow or have difficulty and you may pass out. Call emergency help line when you start to experience any allergic symptoms that you feel may be life threatening, especially if you are alone.

When you have your allergic reaction under control you will need to avoid what caused it to begin with. You don’t want to experience an allergic reaction anytime soon so it is best to avoid it when possible. If you suffer from an allergic reaction your doctor may make other recommendations for you in order to prevent future allergic reactions.

When you are out visiting or out in public you may need to take extra precaution to avoid causing an allergic reaction. Some of the very things that may have caused your allergic reaction before will be in some other place so it’s best to always be safe and ready for another allergic reaction. Because allergic reaction to something is more common today than ever, one may think that there is something wrong with the environment around us that would cause so many different allergies to begin with. You allergy may be with food, latex or even bees but what ever it is you must learn new ways to live with it everyday. If you don’t take care of your self and avoid what causes your allergic reaction you may find that you have more frequent allergic reaction as well as more severe reactions.

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