Allergies, causesand information. What can you be allergic to and what are the factors that trigger allergy symptoms.
What are thecauses of allergies? Here is a detailed article that will take you to the discovery ofcausesallergyand will explain how to fight and prevent it.
The problem ofallergiesit is becoming more and more important and involves an increasing number of people. Just think that, in Europe, the various allergic manifestations increase at a rate of 10-15% per year. Theallergiesthey spare no one: children, young people, adults and even the elderly.
Only in Italy, in the last 20 years, the percentage ofallergic childrenit tripled from 7 to 25%. For those who suffer from seasonal allergy, the ailment intensifies in the spring period while some subjects may suffer from allergy symptoms even throughout the year.
Allergies, the causes
According to experts thecausesthey would be multifactorial. The sharp increase in allergic manifestations was closely linked toenvironmental pollution, lifestyle changes and heavy domestic pollution dictated by the use of chemical detergents, paints or particular furnishings.
Allergies and environmental pollution
Environmental pollution has a significant impact in the increase ofallergieswhich today are more frequent in urban centers and industrialized areas.
You may be wondering ... then to live well I will have to move to the countryside?
No! Unfortunately, even the countryside areas are not immune to fine dust carried by the wind, in addition, farms use products that can "intoxicate" the environment and the soil for decades. We are talking about pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides which can have even more serious consequences than an allergy.
Allergy and hygiene
Clean yes, but in the right way. We are surrounded by an excess of hygiene with a massive use of detergents, disinfectants and detergents.
Do you like that "good clean smell"?
Know that cleaning has no smell and what you hear on the laundry, on the hob or in the bathroom, is not the smell of cleanliness but rather that given off by artificial chemical compounds contained in detergents used for household chores. Too bad that almost all detergents contain allergenic agents and other substances potentially toxic to health.
So what do you have to do? You certainly can't leave the house dirty… Fortunately, you can clean the house with DIY detergents or pre-packaged organic products. Just for the record: baking soda is an excellent natural disinfectant and is not allergenic (it can be used in the washing machine, for cleaning the bathroom, fabrics and even in the dishwasher), vinegar is also a good ally for household chores. .
To summarize, we can say that allergies havecauses diversified as:
- Less contact with some natural elements (even with animals), especially in children who "too protected" are unable to develop adequate immune barriers.
- Quality of the air you breathe both outdoors (especially in urban areas) and indoors due to indoor pollution.
- Less sun exposure.
- Diet lacking in fresh foods and rich in beneficial microorganisms (called probiotic functional foods).
- Reduction of breastfeeding: natural breastfeeding should be prolonged exclusively for at least the first six months of life in order to allow the optimal development of the immune defense.
- Abuse of antibiotic drugs.
Allergies and Antibiotic Drugs
Antibiotics, used too often inappropriately, negatively affect the balance of the intestinal bacterial flora. Our bacterial flora plays an important role in the correct stimulation of the immune system.
How to prevent and treat allergies
Considered thecauses, theallergieshave been counted among the "disorders of the developed world ". To find out about the natural remedies to soothe the symptoms of allergies, I refer you to the articleHow to fight allergies.
What you can be allergic to
In this article we are excluding thefood allergywho need a separate discussion. Thefood allergyin fact, they embrace a very complex symptomatological picture as well as being triggered by the most varied ingredients or active principles. Just to name a few: egg protein allergy, milk protein allergy, nut allergy ... Food allergies are very different from intolerances and it is important not to get confused.
As well as the food allergy, contact allergies (for example, allergic contact dermatitis) would also deserve their own treatment. You may be allergic to fabrics, fabric dyes, metals, irritating agents from detergents that remain in the fabrics and come into contact with the skin ... Among the allergies more difficult to understand are the aquagenic ones.
It is not uncommon for a dermatologist to speak ofaquagenic dermatitis, that is, a skin reaction that occurs after the skin comes into contact with water. This is not a real allergy to water but a sensitivity that often falls within the framework of atopic dermatitis. Other symptoms are related to cold allergy or cold urticaria.
A psychosomatic origin cannot be excluded. Betweencauses of allergyin fact, there is no lack of a psychological matrix.
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