Overcoming Skin That Is Often Allergic?
Good morning doctor ..
Thank you for the question.
Allergies occur when the human immune system overreacts to substances that are considered dangerous but are not. Allergic conditions usually occur in atopic people. Atopic is a person with genetics or heredity who has a family history of allergies. Some
Common types of allergies:
allergies to animals and their body parts
In severe conditions such as anaphylaxis, allergies can be a risk of death.
Allergy symptoms that usually appear:
itching of the skin
out of breath
swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue
There are many ways to diagnose allergies, the doctor will usually choose one of the methods needed to find out whether the allergen the patient is suffering from:
skin prick or pinch test
specific IgE blood test
Allergies cannot be treated until they are cured. Only if the allergy appears will:
decongestants if there are symptoms of nasal congestion
leukotriene inhibitors if the resulting allergy triggers asthma
Allergy prevention can be done by:
wearing closed clothes
use an insect repellent
do not use fragrances, lotions or perfumes that attract insects
open windows and doors for good air circulation
clean the living environment and rooms that are often used to be free from dust
take good care of pets and their shelter
In case of severe allergies or anaphylaxis, immediately go to the nearest hospital. As for the signs of anaphylaxis:
swollen lips and tongue
out of breath
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
pounding and cold sweat
loss of consciousness or fainting
The solution is to prevent allergens that are known to cause allergies in you. We recommend that you consult your doctor first.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono