Allergies


Allergy: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Relief

Common Allergy SourcesDust or pet dander makes you sneeze nonstop. Pollen causes itchy, stuffy or blocked nose. Rashes or swelling after eating shellfish or nuts. If you are suffering from one of these symptoms, you may have an allergy.

According to the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy & Snoring at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, allergies are reaching epidemic proportions, affecting up to 40% of the Singapore population; there is also an increasing trend of allergies in children.

What is an allergy?
An allergy is an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. These foreign substances are known as “allergens”.

When you come in contact with an allergen(s) you are sensitive to, your immune system mistakenly identify it as a dangerous invader and promptly generates antibodies to attack the allergen. The antibodies released subsequently lead to allergy signs and symptoms, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes or skin reactions. For some people, this same reaction also affects the lungs and airways, leading to asthma symptoms.

To understand the language of allergy it is important to remember that allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people.

What is an allergic reaction?
When your body reacts inappropriately to allergens that are normally harmless to other people, you are having an allergic reaction.
How do you get allergies?
Scientists believe that both genes and the environment are contributors to the development of allergies. Normally, our immune system fights germs; it is our body’s innate defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm.
Common allergens
Examples of allergens include:

  • pollens
  • dust mite
  • mold spores
  • pet dander
  • foods
  • insect stings
  • medicines
Common allergy symptoms
The following lists some common allergy symptoms:

  • sneezing
  • watery, red, and/or itchy eyes
  • runny, stuffed, and/or itchy nose
  • itchy throat,
  • rashes,
  • swelling

Allergy Treatment

Here is the truth about allergies. When our body detects an allergen(s) that it is sensitive to, our immune system kicks off and goes into immediate attack mode. Thereby resulting in an allergic response. However, in many cases, you don’t even have to actually be exposed to the allergen. Simply visualizing or thinking about the offending allergen is sufficient to trigger an allergic response.

Free from Allergy; Allergy relief and managementVisualization and imagination are key forte of hypnotherapy among others; its success in treating allergies is also well-recognized. Treatment of allergies using clinical hypnotherapy allows you to re-educates your unconscious (subconscious) mind with the help of our hypnotherapist, by eliminating or changing the allergic response to a more appropriate one. It is extremely safe and you will be breathing freely, with a clear head, and bright eyes.

Imagine how good you will feel if you no longer dread the blooming flowers of spring, or going into a house that has cats, or being susceptible to certain foods.

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