Understanding Allergic Conditions
Allergies are a widespread phenomenon, affecting millions of people worldwide. They arise when the immune system reacts to a substance (allergen) that doesn't usually cause a reaction in most people.
Understanding Allergic Reactions:
The immune system's primary role is to fend off harmful invaders. However, in allergic individuals, the immune system misidentifies certain benign substances as threats, leading to an allergic reaction. Histamine and other chemicals are released into the bloodstream, causing symptoms of an allergy.
Common Allergic Conditions:
a. Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever):
b. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema):
d. Food Allergies:
Advances in Allergy Treatment:
a. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots): This involves introducing small, increasing amounts of allergens into the body, helping the immune system become less sensitive.
b. Biologics: Drugs like dupilumab (for eczema and asthma) target specific parts of the immune response.
c. Sublingual Immunotherapy: Allergen tablets or drops are placed under the tongue to boost tolerance to specific allergens.
Natural and Alternative Treatments:
Why Allergy Treatment is Crucial in Rehabilitation Centers:
Common Allergy-Related Considerations in Rehab Settings:
Collaboration between rehabilitation specialists, allergists, and primary care providers can ensure that allergy treatments align with the patient's broader rehabilitation goals. This approach might include: