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Getting Tested For Allergies Is The Greatest Way To Protect Yourself.

Did you know that seven out of ten people have a runny nose, two out of every three schoolchildren have respiratory problems, and one out of every two adults has skin rashes? Allergy is a disorder of the immune system that causes a negative reaction to typically harmless elements in our surroundings. A hypersensitivity disease of the immune system is a reaction that the immune system produces that is undesired. Allergy is a medical disease in which a person becomes ill after eating, touching, or breathing something that does not ordinarily cause illness in other people. An allergen is a chemical that triggers a reaction.

Common symptoms of an allergy include:

· Itchy eyes

· Watery eyes

· Sneezing

· Nose itch

· Runny nose

· Rashes/hives

· Coughing

· Swelling

Allergy Causes

Food Allergies

Food Allergy is a condition in which someone is allergic to certain foods. When the immune system reacts to particular proteins in food, it causes food allergies. Food allergies can be blamed on soybeans, peanuts, milk, wheat, eggs, fish, shellfish such as crab, crayfish, lobster, and shrimp, tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans, etc.


Environmental allergies are caused by the immune system's reactivity to things found in our daily lives, such as homework and the great outdoors. Environmental allergens are substances in our environment to which you can develop an allergic reaction. Pollen, which is discharged into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds, or pet dander, which consists of skin cells and proteins that all animals naturally shed, or pet saliva, are examples of causes of environmental allergies.


Any medication, whether over-the-counter, prescription, or herbal, has the potential to cause an unexpected immunological reaction known as a drug allergy. Allergy to medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, chemotherapeutic treatments, monoclonal antibodies, anti-seizure drugs, and ACE inhibitors is common.

Age-related allergy

Due to exposure to new allergens in the environment, family history, and changes in the immune system, age-related allergies might appear out of nowhere. Food allergies to peanuts, fish, almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and shellfish such as shrimp and lobster may occur in adulthood. Changes in the environment, such as climate, pollution, dietetics, and delivery methods, may result in allergy reactions ranging from mild irritation to severe life-threatening illnesses.

Getting Examined

Preventing allergic reactions necessitates testing for the source of allergic disorders. Allergy testing has several advantages, including the ability to find a precise treatment solution, identify the allergens that cause allergic responses, develop a manageable diet, assist in making responsible decisions, take control of your environment, and thus avoid serious repercussions. Symptom-based, age-based, environmental, food, geographical, and drug-related allergies are all examples of medical laboratory tests that can be used to investigate allergy-related diseases.

For medical laboratory tests, such as allergies, contact Afya Bora Afrika at +254712481874 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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