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Are You Suffering From Allergies? ( Part-1)

Are you suffering from allergies? ( Part-1)

I have seen in my practice that

many of my patients complaints about

  • Frequent runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus headache
  • Red & itchy eyes
  • Scratching throat
  • Itching on skin etc.

And all this can be due to some allergies which is caused

due to some allergen.

The most common allergens are:

  • Pollen
  • Dust on a book shelf
  • Any food
  • Pets
  • Medicines Etc.

When you inhale these allergens, your body

releases histamine & other chemicals to neutralize

the allergens.  These chemicals like histamine produces

some combination of symptoms mentioned above —that you call an allergy.

what is the most common treatment?

Most common treatment for allergy is the

antihistamine tablets. (popularly known by a brand name- Avil).

You may develop habit of taking this tablet regularly. But,

taking this tablet for long period of time will end up

developing more harm to your body. There are common

side effects like drowsiness, heart arrhythmia etc.

However, these antihistamine tablets will only help you in

easing your symptoms like itching, sneezing etc. These

antihistaminic drugs can not ‘Cure’ your allergy.

A  million dollar question:

“why are you allergic to some common substances like

Pollen, dust?”

If there is problem in pollen or dust, it should be harmful to

everybody. But, believe me these allergens are just

the trigger of your allergic reaction. They are not the

cause of your problems. It is your unhealthy diet that makes

your immune system so week that it can not

cope with such common substances & it

over react in the form of your allergic reaction…..

What can you do about your allergy?

Next week we will discuss about various food groups

that help you to tackle your allergies.

Till then,

Take care

Stay home stay safe.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician



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