Dealing With An Allergic Reaction

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					Dealing With An Allergic Reaction
An allergic reaction can occur anywhere to almost anybody. Those that
have a negative reaction to something can experience a variety of
symptoms, but when a reaction occurs, they will most assuredly realize
what is happening.
However, those who experience a reaction for the first time may become
alarmed since the body is reacting in a different way, to whatever may be
setting it off.
If an individual obtains a little information regarding an allergies and
reactions, then they can help the body to better cope.
When an allergic reaction occurs, the body undergoes a complex set of
events, but to better understand one's body, the events may be a crucial
element to understanding what is happening.
The first reaction that the body has is to produce an antibody called
IgE. According to Web MD, this antibody will then attach to "a form of
blood cell called a mast cell.
Mast cells can be found in the airways, in the GI tract, and elsewhere."
Web MD also states that when the allergens attach to the IgE, this will
cause the mast cells to trigger a reaction that will then activate the
body to produce a variety of chemicals including histamine.
This histamine release is what causes the bad reaction that many face,
such as itchy eyes and a runny nose. If the discomfort is severe, one can
experience loss of consciousness or one's airways may close up, resulting
in difficulty breathing. In severe cases, a negative reaction can be bad
enough to even cause death.
Many who do not suffer from allergies are sometimes concerned that they
can develop a negative reaction quickly if an allergen presents itself.
The fact is that two out of every ten Americans deal with allergies on a
daily basis.
However, even though many people deal with allergies and allergens
regularly, the fact is that most types of an allergic reaction are
hereditary. If only one parent is allergic to something, then their child
has a fifty percent chance of being allergic.
If both parents deal with allergies to something specific, then their
child will be seventy-five percent as likely to have an allergic reaction
to the same thing.
An allergic reaction can be a difficult thing to deal with unless a
person is fully prepared. One thing that an individual can do is to keep
certain health tools on hand at all times, such as Benadryl.
Those who suffer an allergic reaction and have never experienced one
before may be very confused. They should keep up with what exactly
occurred, so when they go and visit their doctor, they can give a full
report as to what happened.
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