Allergies are the result of an abnormal reaction of the body's immune system when it comes in contact with a certain substance. A substance known as an allergen does not produce such a reaction in people who are not allergic. An allergic reaction may occur immediately after contact with the allergen or may occur within a few hours.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction can be general or localized to the organ or organ system through which the allergen entered the body. Symptoms of an allergic reaction vary greatly in speed and intensity, and manifest as difficulty breathing, coughing, asthma, rash, itching, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, inflammation or redness of the eyes that tear or itch, diarrhea, and in rare cases, some people may develop extreme sensitivity to certain substances, which can lead to anaphylactic shock. This life-threatening condition manifests itself in swelling of the tongue, throat and lips which can lead to airway obstruction and loss of consciousness. The most common causes of this condition are insect bites, shellfish and nuts.

Most often, the predisposition to allergies is inherited. In order for such allergic diseases to manifest in such persons, a certain period of development of hypersensitivity to an allergen is required. This sequence of events is called sensitization, and is characterized by the production of antibodies in the body of an allergic person that are directed against an allergen. Hypersensitivity can be caused by plants, metals, fabrics, etc. Respiratory allergies are usually caused by pollen, animal hair, mold and dust. Food allergies can be caused not only by different types of food but also by some food coloring agents, so such allergies usually affect certain parts of the body.

In case of swelling of the lips, throat and upper body or any difficulty in breathing, seek immediate medical attention. A doctor's advice is needed to determine the cause of the allergy and assess the severity and level of danger. Particularly sensitive people should carry adrenaline injections or antihistamine tablets to protect themselves from possible allergy attacks.


- If the cause of the allergy is determined, try to avoid it
- Avoid substances that irritate you
- Stop smoking
- Take medications that can relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions (vitamin C, B, E, calcium, magnesium and manganese)
- Try to move as much as possible in the fresh air and swim
- Strengthen the body's immune system by applying water (cold shower and wash, alternating foot bath in cold and hot water, sauna)
- Climate change: therapies and treatments with clean mountain air and sunbathing, in many cases have given positive results
- Try to find the cause of the allergy by the elimination method (if it is not known)
- Drink teas from linden blossom, thyme, fennel, yarrow, butterbur
- Use plantain eye drops to combat eye allergies
- Black elderberry tincture to suppress nasal allergies
- Drink artichoke and mint teas to alleviate digestive allergic reactions
- Put mustard or clay compresses on your back and chest, drink coltsfoot juice, eat garlic and red onion as much as possible, massage with calendula ointment, take grated horseradish with honey
- Breast massage with lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil; consume 2-3 drops of sage oil with honey


To determine what kind of allergy you have, necessarily go to see your doctor.