When you have allergy, you don’t have to deal with it for the rest of your life. In fact, the immune system can be trained to get rid of your allergy including its dreadful symptoms.
When a substance enters the body and the immune system foreseen it to be dangerous, its defense mechanism is to form antibodies. When the antibodies assault the foreign substance, that’s the time symptoms of allergies like swelling, itchiness, burning eyes, runny nose, among others, start to manifest.
Allergies may be airborne or may come from the food that you eat. Airborne allergies are also called IgE mediated airborne allergies. For airborne allergies, the response of the immune system could be abrupt or somewhat delayed. The symptoms that could result are asthma, hives and hay fever. In general, airborne allergies are not life-threatening but may significantly change the way of life of those who suffer from airborne allergies.
The immune system has two types of reactions to food allergies. These are the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) reaction and Immunoglobulin G (IgG) reaction. IgE reactions occur almost instantly resulting to symptoms like swelling, rash, and in severe cases, asphyxiation. IgG however are harder to detect because symptoms do not manifest immediately. It could even take days and sometimes, advanced testing is necessary.
Allergy Treatment Austin for airborne allergies is immunotherapy (subcutaneous or sublingual). Food allergy testing is also available at the Austin Wellness Clinic.