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Allergies Allergies are one of the top leading Chronic Diseases, Allergies are when the body overreacts to foreign substances that normally would not bother someone. Not everybody is allergic to the same things, it depends on the specific person. Some people may not be allergic to anything.


People Affected
Allergies affect 1 in 5 adults and children. It affects over 20 percent of the population. This means many people have allergies and have to cope with allergies.

Prevention
Allergies Can not be prevented.


Types of Allergies
There are many different types of Allergies but here are a few of the most important and common ones.
-Skin Allergies such as Eczema, or Posion Ivy
-Food Allergies such as peanut or milk allergies.
-Eye, ear, and Nose such as Have Fever, or Asthma.

Risk Factor
Risk Factors can include-
Eatinag Certain Foods, Being near certain plants/ and being outdoors, wearing certain jewelry, and using certain drugs.

How Allergens Enter The Body
Allergens can enter the body in four main ways. The first way is inhaled. You could inhale,pollens, mold,and dust. Allergens can also enter your body through what you eat. You could eat and be allergic to foods like eggs, milk, and gluten(wheat).
Also allergens can enter your body through being absorbed through your skin, like poison ivy or jewelry whcih you could have an allergic reaction to. The last way allergens can enter you body is through injections from insect sings or injected drugs.

Symptoms
Symptons can include many things and can be serious or not so serious. If you have seasonal allergies you are most likely to have running nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat,or sneezing. If you get poison ivy you will experience itchy red bumps all over the infected area. Food allergies tend to be more serious, your symptons could include hives, stomach cramps, localized puffines ,swelling of the throat, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, or wheezing.

Treatment
There is no sure way to treat allergies. You can grow out some allergies but not all. If you have a very serious allergy you will most likely care an EpiPen, gives one dose of adrenaline, which would help you greatly in an emergency. If you have a food allergy the main treatment or more life stlye is to avoid all foods with that ingredient. This means you would have to read labels of packaged food, and research resturants before you go and eat there. For seasonal allergies there are some medicines you can take to help control symptons.

Mananging Allergies
Managing Allergies are an important part of someones life with allergies this managing can save a person from a allergic reaction. Food allergies are the main ones that can be managed.
Food Allergies- Reading labels of packaged and food to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or if the food was processed in a factory with that ingredient. At resturants you have to ask what exactly is in the food and what is cooked near it. Someone with food allergies have a tough time eating out because they can not also trust the cook with their dietary restrictions.
Seasonal Allergies- The best way to aviod these is to stay indoors during the main time of your allergy. Also if you are outside take allergy medicine so you won't have as severe symptoms.