A foreign substance, known as allergen, is the causative agent which produces an allergic reaction. Allergens, which include substance like pollen, dust, animal dander, soap, perfumes, are inhaled through the nose and mouth or touch the skin. When allergens come in contact with the human body, it produces an exaggerated response by the immune system, in some people, which is known as allergy. Allergy can affect any individual regardless the age; however, mostly it begins in young age.
Allergies can be of different types; though, the most troublesome of all is the seasonal allergy. Seasonal allergies are experienced during the spring and summer. The main allergen is pollen which causes an allergic reaction in many individuals, disrupting their daily activities and their daily lifestyles.
Nose, ears, eyes, lungs, and stomach are the first-line defense organs that produce the signs and symptoms seen in allergic reaction. As soon as the body comes in contact with an allergen, the immune system reacts by producing increased amount of white blood cells and a specific antibody, Ig E. As a result, an inflammatory response is produced. The eyes are red and watery, there is runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, weakness, and skin rash, are all signs and symptoms that are experienced in an allergic reaction.
There are no true treatment options that are available for allergy. The best way is to avoid the allergens that cause an allergic reaction. Other options that are available include over-the-counter antihistamines. However, most people prefer doing home remedies to get relief from their allergies as they are easy and less expensive than the medicines.
There are many home remedies that can be done for relief from allergies. Most helpful of them all is to incorporate garlic into your diet. Garlic is a natural antibiotic that works well for allergies as well. Although, it is better to add raw garlic in your diet; however, most people do not prefer that due to its specific smell and taste. For them, you can add garlic to your food while cooking which will provide you with the same benefits. Green tea is also very helpful for allergies as it contains a natural antihistamine. Having 3 to 4 cups of green tea with some honey added to it, is a perfect solution for allergies. Honey also helps to boost the immune system to help you fight allergies. Apple cider vinegar is another substance having specific properties that aims to reduce the itchiness. Ginger also holds antihistamine as well as decongestant properties. Lastly, flushing the nose with saline sprays is the most helpful home remedy for allergy relief.