Allergies can affect people differently. While one person might have a mild reaction to a certain allergen, someone else might experience more severe symptoms. Mild allergies are an inconvenience, but severe allergies can be life-threatening.Continue reading
An allergic reaction occurs when cells in the immune system interpret a foreign substance or allergen as harmful.Continue reading
Most people are bothered by skin irritations at some point in time. These irritations are so common and varied that they are called by different names, which can lead to confusion. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, the irritation is an allergic skin conditionContinue reading
Atopic dermatitis is often the beginning of the atopic march: babies start out with eczema and perhaps food allergies. Later on, asthma develops, possibly along with inhalant allergies, or allergic rhinitis and hay fever. During this time the body’s allergic antibodies, the IgE, increase in the blood.
One of the questions is: Why do people get eczema and allergies? This has prompted a chicken-or-the-egg debate. Do we begin with a skin problem due to a defective skin…Continue reading