3rd December - International Chronic Allergy Day
The International Chronic Allergy Day signs on 3rd December, date founded by World Health Organization as a way of drawing attention to this chronic problem that affects 20 to 30% of the world's population.
A chronic allergy is a reaction of the immune system when exposed to a foreign substance to the body. This reaction triggers a process that leads to the development of antibodies that initiate an inflammatory dynamic that can manifest in various forms and in various areas of the body. When the body is exposed to this substance for an extended period of time, allergy becomes more severe and may even become chronic.
The types of chronic allergy can be:
Asthma, manifested by shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain or cough. This type of allergy most often comes on suddenly and after colds, exertion or physical activity and in congested environments (transport, work space).
Rhinitis, manifested by congestion and nose discharge, sneezing, itchy nose and watery eyes with itchy. It is one of the most common but undiagnosed forms of allergy, making it one of the most worrying because, when not treated properly, it can develop into sinusitis or asthma.
Sinusitis is a manifestation of the paranasal sinuses that manifests as congestion, nose discharge and obstruction nose, headaches in or around the eyes, clogged ears, cough or bad breath. It often arises as a result of bacterial, viral or fungal infections, allergies and changes in the immune system.
Eczema or atopic dermatitis that is due to an inflammatory skin reaction that can progress chronicly. The main symptoms are redness, itching and peeling of the skin. These lesions are usually very itchy and cause inflammation.
Urticaria that cause itchy spots and papules. Urticaria is diagnosed chronically when symptoms prevail until a month and a half later.
Conjunctivitis, the most common form of eye allergy that causes swelling, redness and itching in both eyes.
Anaphylaxis, the most severe form of allergy and occurs within minutes of contact with the allergenic element, manifests itself through swelling, heat, hives, sneezing, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, low blood pressure, vomiting sensation, nausea and fainting and, if not rescued in time, may even lead to death.
However, although chronic allergies are not curable, there are several therapies that alleviate the most troublesome symptoms. It is therefore extremely important to carry out tests to identify the allergenic element in order to avoid contact with it and to perform appropriate therapy.
At Elnor Pharma we work daily to respond to the health needs of the population and to provide appropriate medications as completely as possible. Among the essential medicines we offer antiallergic and skin, eye and otolaryngological medicines to relieve the symptoms of chronic allergies.