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7 Common Types of Allergies

7 Common Types of Allergies


If you think allergies are only seasonal, think again. There are different types of allergies and many of us suffer from some type – though all might not be aware of it.

Types of Allergies –

Here’s a look at some of the common types of allergies –

Food AllergiesFood allergies

Food allergies are common among children and mostly fade away with time. But there are a few children who continue to have food allergies even in their adulthood. This type of allergy can start even after you’ve eaten that food for years, without any problems. The symptoms of food allergy include –

  • Dizziness
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Swelling tongue
  • Trouble while swallowing

skin allergySkin allergies

Redness along with itchiness is a sign of a skin allergy. Though skin allergies are not very painful or life-threatening, they affect your appearance. Skin allergies can be caused by different factors such as environment, hereditary and hormonal changes. Even some products contain allergens that can irritate your skin, resulting in skin rashes. Some common types of allergies are –

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Hives

Pet AllergyPet allergy

Pet allergy is one of the common types of allergies and is caused due to a reaction to the proteins found in animal’s skin, saliva and urine. Any animal fur can be a source of pet allergy, but this type of allergy is mostly associated with cats and dogs. It’s common in people with asthma and can run in families. Some of the symptoms of pet allergy include –

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Itchy nose
  • Difficulty breathing

Seasonal allergies

An allergy specific to a season is commonly known as seasonal allergy. Also known as hay fever and allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies usually happen when outdoor molds release their spores and trees and grasses release tiny pollen particles into the air. This type of allergy can last for as long as the person is exposed to the allergen. In short, seasonal allergies can make you miserable. Some of the symptoms include –

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy & running nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Coughing

Drug allergies

The most common drug allergy is the immune system’s reaction to penicillin, aspirin and other painkillers, anaesthetics and dyes injected into the blood while taking X-ray. The allergic reaction can cause symptoms such as –

  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy eyes and skin
  • Congestion
  • Swelling in the mouth and throat

Dust allergy

Dust Allergy

One of the most common types of allergies, dust or pollution can cause allergic reactions in the body, leading to skin and respiratory allergies. Dust even at home – dusting of bed or furniture – can also cause reactions. Some of the signs of dust allergy include –

  • Sneezing
  • Hay fever
  • Runny nose
  • Red, teary eyes
  • Itching

Insect sting allergy

Some insects that bite you can leave you in pain for more than 2 hours. In some people, the sting hurts so badly that lumps can appear on the skin. Insects have poisonous saliva that many people are allergic to. The symptoms of insect sting allergy include –

  • Hives
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching

You need to take care of yourself if you’re suffering from an allergy. Homeopathic medicines for allergies works at the immune level and manages the condition permanently. Speak with Health Total experts to know more. Call toll-free 18002660607 to book your FREE Consult.

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