Dust mite allergy

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:40 pmDust mites are a very small, microscopic organism that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They have a close genetical relationship with the arthropods, spiders and ticks. These small creatures roam in virtually every corner in the world except in Antarctica.…

Why you have allergies – genetic outlook

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:41 pmAllergies happen when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, such substances may include, bee venom pollen, or pet dander, or foods such as eggs, tree nuts, shellfish, citrus fruits, peanuts, wheat, garlic, fish, among many others, which are not popular.…

Pollen allergies

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:41 pmAllergy is a health condition caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to environmental substances that poses no harm to the environment. This reaction differs from person to person and most times comes with diseases like hay fever, allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis,…

Living with allergy

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:42 pmWhen the immune system reacts to the presence of a foreign substance in the body, it is called an allergic response. A substance such as pollen grains from plants, bee venom or even food substances that others may not react to can…

Immunoglobins- defend the body against toxins and pathogenic organisms

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 03:52 pmYour body can protect you from harm by responding to antigens that are capable of compromising your health. The body’s response is possible via antibodies, also as immunoglobins. Antibodies can respond to allergies, pathogenic microorganisms and its products, and even self-antigens. They…

What is an allergy?

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:44 pmWhen the body detects a foreign substance, it triggers the immune system to produce antibodies which fight off the foreign substances. This is called an allergic reaction. Allergies occur as a result of our immune system reacting to foreign species. Examples of…

Food allergies

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:45 pmFood allergies are also called food hypersensitivities. They usually occur after a particular type of food is ingested — leading to unpleasant reactions in the immune system. Food allergies happen when the immune system recognises some of the proteins found in food…

Different allergies – an overview

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:46 pmAs many as 50 million people – about 1 in every 5 people – have allergies, some allergies may meddle with day-to-day activities or lessen the quality of life. An allergy is an immune system reaction to an alien substance, although they…

When you have an allergy: tips and tricks

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:47 pmYou must have heard someone complaining that they are “allergic” to one thing or the other. You probably must have seen a person reacting badly after tasting peanuts and you wonder why. An allergy can simply be defined as the reaction of…

PET ALLERGY

Last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 02:37 pmPeople who are allergic to pets do so because of a protein found in the dead skin cells of animal pets. These dead skin cells are called dander. Many people show allergic reactions to the waste products of some birds — especially…