Allergy – Types, Symptoms And Treatment

An allergy is an exaggerated reaction of the immune system in response to exposure to certain foreign substances. The response is often “blown up” because these foreign substances are generally seen as harmless by the immune system in non-allergic persons and don’t really cause an issue in them.  So, if you are here on this page and looking for allergy doctor Los Angeles, we assume you are allergic to certain substance which your body considers as foreign objects.

Who is at risk for allergies and why?

Allergies can occur at any age, but mostly the young age is more prone to allergies that are outgrown afterwards. Environmental allergies can develop at any age, any health condition. At the same time, an allergic person can outgrow allergies over time.

The exact reason why certain individuals develop allergies while others don’t, is not yet identified. However, 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.

Types of allergies:

  1. Drug allergy
  2. Food allergy
  3. Insect allergy
  4. Latex allergy
  5. Mold allergy
  6. Pet allergy
  7. Pollen allergy

Common symptoms of allergic reactions

Symptoms of an allergic reaction usually develop within a few minutes of being exposed to something you are allergic to. Some of the common allergy symptoms include:

  • Itchy, red, watering eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and cough
  • Sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis)
  • A raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Tummy pain, feeling sick, vomiting or diarrhoea

Severe allergic reactions

In some rare cases, an allergy can lead to severe allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, which can be life threatening. Signs of anaphylaxis include symptoms like:

  • Swelling of the mouth and/or throat
  • Breathing trouble
  • Light-headedness
  • Confusion
  • Losing consciousness
  • Collapsing
  • Blue lips or pale skin

Though mild allergy can be ignored and awaited to be outgrown, severe allergies need immediate treatment.

Treatment for allergies

While medicines and avoiding allergen exposure are the most recommended treatment options for allergies, there are several other scientific and effective techniques to eliminate allergies from the root.

Some of the common healing techniques include:

  1. NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique)
  2. The Allergy Technique
  3. NET (Neuro Emotional Technique)
  4. Applied Kynesiology
  5. Total Body Modification
  6. Zone Healing
  7. 24-hour Dietary Change
  8. Homeopathic Remedies
  9. 10-day Detox Diet
  10. Nutritional and Herbal Supplements
  11. Relaxation and Reprogramming
  12. Yoga Breathing

These treatments are practiced at speciality centres like Orpelli Wellness Center where the practitioners are inclined to eliminate allergies from the root. If you are on a hunt for allergy doctor Los Angeles, get in touch with them on or call at (310) 278-4567 to book an appointment.

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