8th July – World Allergy Day

World Allergy Day marks the 8th of July, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Allergy Organization whose main objective is to raise awareness among the population about this pathology that can have serious complications.


Allergy is the immune system's response to an organism that it considers threatening, triggering an inflammatory reaction that can manifest itself in different ways and in different areas of the body.


The most frequent allergies are respiratory (asthma and rhinitis), dermatological (urticaria and atopic dermatitis), ocular (conjunctivitis) and, the most serious of all, anaphylaxis, reaction is triggered in a few minutes after contact with the allergenic element that can cause swelling, heat, hives, sneezing, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, feeling of vomiting, nausea, fainting or death.


Despite being often devalued, this pathology must be treated and a diagnostic exam must be carried out to avoid more serious consequences and to identify which substance causes the allergic reaction. Most allergies have no cure, but it is possible to relieve the associated symptoms and prevent them from progressing to chronic allergies, asthma, sinusitis and other related diseases of greater severity.


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