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  1. 1. A reaction, which occurs in the immune system of the body,because of certain environmental substances is referred to asallergy. Known as atopy as well, allergy is characterized byextreme activation of certain white blood cells called mast cellsand basophils. In general, our immune system fights germs andgives out signs in the context as well. However, in case ofallergies, it raises false alarms. The foreign substance that entersthe body, in case of allergies, is generally harmless and remainsas such to non-allergic persons. Some of the most prevalentallergic reactions include eczema, hives, hay fever, asthma, foodallergies, etc. Allergies range from being mild to moderate tosevere. At times, they can be life threatening as well and provefatal. Know more about the various causes and symptoms ofallergy.
  2. 2. • Eggs• Peanuts• Fish• Shellfish, such as shrimp, lobster and crab• Tree nuts, such as walnuts and pecans• Cows milk• Wheat• Soybeans• Chocolates• Food poisoning• Recurring stress• Psychological factors• Pollen• Dust mites• Mold spores• Pet dander• Insect stings• Medicines
  3. 3. • Frequent headaches• High fever• Vomiting• Migraine• Dizziness• Depression• Itchy, scaly rash• Nervousness• Irritability• Asthma
  4. 4. • Shortness of breath• Sneezing• Coughing• Runny nose• Wheezing• Redness or flushing (erythema)• Swelling (edema)• Ear fullness and popping or itching• Dark circles under the eyes• Hives
  5. 5. • The best home remedy would be a paste of sandalwood and limejuice. Apply the paste on the affected area. It will relieve you from itching and provide a soothing effect as well.• Application of mashed almond leaves on the affected area would also prove to be effective.• If you do not want to apply anything on the affected area, no problem. Put five grams garden mint in water and make a paste. Filter this mixture and add 12 grams of sugar. Intake this mixture two times a day.• Allergy brings itching along with it. Rub mashed papaya seeds on the affected area to get rid of itching.• Another natural way to cure allergy is to combine lemon juice with coconut oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area.
  6. 6. • Yet another effective home remedies is a mixture of poppy seeds, water and lime juice. Crush a tablespoon of poppy seeds and add a teaspoon of water and a teaspoon of limejuice. Apply on the affected area to get relief.• One of the easiest remedies for allergy comprises of food items that are rich in Vitamin C. Your best bet will be citrus fruits.• Put two tablespoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water. Drink this mixture to heal yourself from allergy.• Mix five drops of castor oil with half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice or plain water. Drink this mixture every morning, on an empty stomach.• Carrot juice, combined with beetroot and cucumber juice, is an effective home remedy for treating allergies.