July 22, 2017
Allergies can develop at any age, but most food allergies begin at a young age, and many are outgrown. Environmental allergies can develop at any time. The initial exposure or sensitization period may even begin before birth. Individuals can also outgrow allergies over time. It is not fully understood why one person develops allergies and another does not, but there are several risk factors for allergic conditions. Family history, or genetics, plays a large role, with a higher risk for allergies if parents or siblings have allergies. There are numerous other risk factors for developing allergic reactions.
Do you suffer from allergies?
Yes I suffer from allergies. I have been suffering from allergies ever since I was a young child and I am still suffering from allergies at the age of 51.
What have you tried to relieve allergies?
To try and relieve and or get rid of my allergies, I have been taking over the counter allergy pills. But the pills have not worked well. And also I have tried some home remedies. I ‘ve also used Zyrtec for allergy relief.
Do you see an allergy specialist?
No, I haven’t seen an allergy specialist, yet. But I probably will go and see an allergy specialist, soon, and if my allergies continues to get worse. If the Zyrtec doesn’t work well enough then I will most definitely go and see an allergy specialist to get help. And I know an allergy specialist that is well trained in allergy diagnosing, Dr. Summit Shah, MD. of Columbus, OH. that I would definitely recommend to other allergy patients.
What do you know about allergies?
I know that allergies can make me feel terrible. The constant sneezing, itching and watery eyes, congestion, and the stuffy and runny nose. I know that an allergy involves an exaggerated response of the immune system, often to common substances such as foods or pollen.The immune system is a complex system that normally defends the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses, while also surveying for abnormal changes in an individual’s own cells, such as cancer. Allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and that cause an allergic reaction. IgE is the allergic antibody.Allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) affects roughly 20% of Americans. Between prescription costs, physician visits, and missed days of work/school, the economic burden of allergic disease exceeds $3 billion annually.
Do you know someone who suffers from allergies?
Yes, My niece suffer from allergies and she takes over the counter allergy pills, also. And she has been suffering from asthma and bronchitis, too. She has since been seeing a allergy specialist and he prescribed to her Zyrtec.