Abnormal reaction of the tissues on exposure to allergen is known as allergy. This occurs when the tissues are sensitive to the allergen.
The allergen can enter the body through the blood stream and get absorbed. It can also enter the body by direct contact with the skin or other mucus membranes of the body.
All the parts of the body are prone to get affected by an allergy. Allergies can affect anyone, old or young . Usually children and elderly persons are more affected by allergies. Some allergies can be very serious and can lead to life threatening situations.
Almost all things in the environment or the surroundings can trigger an allergic reaction. Like dust, cosmetics, vegetables, vaccines, serums, pollen ,animal hair, plants and physical agents like sun, cold, heat and some foods all can arise an reaction. Foods that normally may cause allergy are milk, egg, oranges, , fish, sea foods, chocolates, wheat, strawberries and tomatoes.
Natural Remedies for Allergies
Bananas are very helpful for allergies which result in skin rashes , asthma or digestive disorders. But a few sensitive persons may experience allergic reactions to bananas too. In such cases , this fruit should be best avoided. One or two bananas can be taken daily .
Castor oil is very helpful in treating allergies. Add about five drops of castor oil to one glass of vegetable or fruit juice or even to plain water. This should be taken in the morning on empty stomach . This is very useful for allergies of intestinal tract , nasal passages and skin allergies.