Allergy is a highly sensitive disorder of the immune system that is inflamed when a foreign substance comes in contact with the skin. The major factors that develop allergy are classified by the host and environmental factors. Host factors would include heredity, age, sex and race whereas environmental factors include infectious diseases, environmental pollution, dietary changes and allergen levels. The commonly affected organs due to allergy are: Nose, Sinuses, Eyes, Airways, Ears, Skin and Gastrointestinal tract.
Some of the symptoms of Allergic Disorders:
Swelling of nasal mucosa
Redness & itching of conjunctiva
Sneezing & Coughing
Pain in ears
Rashes on skin
Abdominal pain, vomiting, bloating or diarrhea
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a General physician or Allergy specialist when you observe the allergic symptoms that worry you.