May 19, 2009

Types of allergies and what causes allergies

Food allergy. Allergy caused by eating allergenic foods that cause allergic reaction Food allergy may include:

* Peanuts
* Milk
* Wheat
* Wallnuts, pecans, etc
* Shellfish
* Soy
* Eggs

Medication Allergy. Allergy caused by taking medications that cause allergic reaction.

* Penicillin
* Allopurinol
* Sulfa antibiotics
* Nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (NSAIDS, such as asprin and ibuprofen)
* Muscle relaxants

Insect allergy. Allergy caused by insect bites that belongs to the Hymenoptera order of insects. Bites from insect that cause allergic reaction are from

* Bees
* Hornet
* Ants
* Wasps
* Yellow jackets

Latex allergy. Allergy caused by contact to latex materials. Common latex materials that cause allergic reaction are

* Rubber bands
* Carpet backing
* Hospital and dental equipment
* Rubber (latex) gloves
* Balloons
* Condoms

Exercise induced Anaphylaxis: Allergy due to exercise-induced Anaphylaxis develops allergic reaction after doing some strenuous exercise

Allergic Conjunctivitis and Eye allergy. Allergic reaction is usually caused by pollen, house dust mites and animal dander

Hay Fever . Hay fever, asthma and eczema are all related allergy conditions and the tendency to develop them runs in families. Most people with hay fever have allergic reaction to grass and oilseed rape pollens, which appear from April to August each year. People who are sensitive to pollen from hazel, yew, elm and alder may develop allergy symptoms from January to April, and people allergic to nettles and other weeds can be affected from April to mid-September.

Allergic Rhinitis. Allergic reaction is caused by exposure to house-dust mite, but there are others, including allergens from animals such as cats, dogs, and horses. Certain foods, drugs and chemicals can also trigger allergic reaction.

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