Advice 1: How to test yourself for allergies

Doctors claim that Allergy suffers 20 % of the total population of the globe, and this figure is increasing all the time. Someone the disease is quite harmless, as quickly passing red spots or five-minute continuous sneezing. And other allergies can cause an asthma attack, which sometimes leads to death. Some from time to time do not know they are allergic until you are faced with that plant, animal or object that will trigger a seizure. To protect yourself from sudden troubles, it is better to get checked for allergieswithout waiting for a flowering of the disease.
Allergy to pollen is one of the most common
Test for allergies you can go to any medical center or lab that have the necessary equipment. Old proven medical method - skin test. You can choose over a dozen times allergens, which would be checked (for example, the most common: chocolate, milk, oranges, pollen, dust and so on). Your skin shoulders or back specialist will drip a solution of those allergens that you were selected for verification. Then make a shallow scratch below the causative agents of Allergy infiltrated subcutaneously. It remains to wait: if space cuts blister or inflamed, so allergic to any agents you have. By the way, sometimes the reaction of the subcutaneous sample is slow, and allergies manifests itself only in the next day or even later.
Another version of the test on Allergy - IgE blood test (immunoglobulin E). This is the normal blood sample, which is then in the laboratory, experts test a variety of allergens. Wait for the results of this analysis will have a week. However, it is considered more modern than the subcutaneous test, besides it can be done even babies.
In the home of allergo-test should be interpreted with caution. Typically, the test is done on the wrist or the crook of the elbow: spend at these places with a cotton pad with makeup or hair dye. Monitor skin reaction during the day. If you suspect yourself or your child allergic to any food product, excludes from meals first the most common allergens: citrus fruits, chicken eggs, cow's milk, chocolate, red fruits and berries. Next, look at the reaction of the body.
- Allergy test with instillation of a solution of allergen into the nose or mouth rinsing is done only in stationary conditions under the supervision of a physician. He himself better not to use it.
Useful advice
- if you are unsure of allergies you have, drink an antihistamine, which you can buy at the pharmacy. It will remove the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Advice 2 : How to determine what allergies

Nowadays, a growing number of people suffer from allergies. Allergies can cause plants and animals, foods, dust and even ordinary water. It is very important to recognize the threat for each individual allergen in order to prevent contact with them and, thus, to avoid allergic reactions.
Allergies can cause plants and animals, foods, dust and even ordinary water
Look to yourself. If an allergic reaction appears in the morning when you just Wake up and is manifested as rhinitis or asthma, maybe you have an Allergy to house dust.
Pay attention to their Pets. Pets, especially cats, are one of the strongest sources of allergies. The most common symptoms of this kind of Allergy are rhinitis, asthma or conjunctivitis.
Remember how your body reacts to insect stings (bees, wasps, or mosquitoes)? If after being bitten by wasps or bees on your skin and cause itchy bumps that disappear quickly, so you have a normal reaction to the insect venom. If you have the blister that instead of disappearing, increased in size, then you are allergic to insect bites. Be careful allergic reactions can manifest as hives, swelling, vomiting, asthma attack and even in the form of anaphylactic shock.
View not appear if you are allergic reactions after taking food? Allergies can cause apples, walnuts, cherries, tomatoes, spinach, celery and parsley. And also products such as eggs, milk, fish. If you had a food Allergy, remove from the diet of these products. Then one component at a time introduce them in your diet. So you identify the allergen.
If you detect a food Allergy, be careful in the spring, the flowering period of plants. People who are allergic to fruits and vegetables are often exposed to allergic reactions to pollen.
Finally, remember that allergens tend to accumulate in the body. If you find yourself allergic contact. The sooner you do, the more likely that allergic reactions will not accept hazardous forms.
It is not necessary to read tea leaves to determine the allergen – you just need to do the tests. To recover from allergies, alas, can not. But with medication, allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) and just the right lifestyle, you can ensure that the Allergy does not manifest itself and let live.
Useful advice
The main thing for allergies is to identify the allergen, which causes discomfort. But there is a certain difficulty. The fact that the so-called one-component Allergy is extremely rare. The specialists there is also the concept of "cross-Allergy", which is based on an interesting phenomenon: if one allergen is known, it is easy to define a group of plants and food, which will also act as allergens.

Advice 3 : How to know which products cause you allergies

Allergy is one of the most common diseases today. And each time before the person who collided with her, the question arises: what caused it? For the most part people have found food Allergy. And to live a full and risk-free again to enjoy all the delights of an allergic reaction, they are advised to find out what has triggered the body.
How to know which products cause you allergies
Find out which products that traditionally are the most allergenic, is not as easy as it seems. This is a real labor-based experiments and recordings. Sometimes an Allergy to a particular product may appear after some time (a day or two a week) after its use. And sometimes an allergic reaction gives a whole set of factors that was the impetus.

How to determine what reaction

Doctors offer different types of tests with which to try to find the allergen. For example, it can be done with a special hypoallergenic diet. Now allocate the whole three types of diet:
- nonspecific;
- elimination;
- alternating.

Nonspecific diet involves exclusion from the diet of potentially dangerous from the point of view of allergists products. This category includes all those originally considered capable of causing reactions. This citrus and chocolate, and some fruits as well as honey, nuts, fish, mushrooms, etc.

According to the nonspecific diet, all potentially dangerous products are divided into 2 groups. One that you want to exclude from the diet, the other that you can leave, but in small amounts (for example, cow's milk, eggs, etc.).

You will also need to limit the consumption of wheat bread, pork, cheese, hot spices and fatty meat. Of course, fall under the ban and all canned and refined food.
Should be excluded from the diet foods that are traditionally considered vitamin. Doctors recommend natural vitamins to replace the pharmacy complexes.

Elimination or exclusive diet is based on nonspecific. Only to exclude from the diet should not all products in a row, and the ones that you suspect. For example, you think that you night, drank cocoa, and next morning was covered with spots and itching, exclude for the time the milk and chocolate from their menu. To withstand need 2 weeks.

If there was an improvement in your condition – it became easier to breathe, improved skin, improved sleep, so this is the reason these products.

After 2 weeks, bring them back to the diet again, and see how the body will react. If again there will be a reaction, they are excluded altogether.
To make it easier to control what food you have of developing an Allergy, keep a diary. During observations record all information: own sensations, skin condition, etc.

Alternating diet method is the most gentle. It is no longer to identify allergens, and the more reasonable construction of the human diet with food allergies. According to this diet you need to plan the menu so that suspect foods were on the table not more than 1 time in three days. They must be in small quantities. So you can have everything without giving up certain products, it does not produce itself, hypersensitivity to food.

A big disadvantage of this method of research in its duration, since all these observations are very time consuming. In addition, this method is not always accurate because you may not have allergies to a certain product, and reaction was caused by the combination of all, a variety.

Alternative methods

You can define a product which causes you allergies, with blood tests. For this you need to donate blood from a vein in different markers. Today in clinics and private medical centers taking blood to completely different products. It will be much faster.

However, you should be prepared for the fact that the cost of such services will significantly hit the pocket, because only one indicator is about 200-300 rubles, and even more expensive.

There is also the option of skin tests. This method is also quite effective, but not particularly pleasant. This is due to the fact that you under the skin at a certain area of the body will stick to the allergens, and then monitor the reaction.

You can choose either method. But the delay is not worth it, because an Allergy can develop, and next time will give you a reaction stronger than the first. So try to learn and test what reacts with your body, until it was quite bad.
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