The allergies

Asthma , rhinitis , dermatitis ... these pathologies were rather rare a few decades ago. Today the number of new cases is constantly increasing. All these diseases are the side of the same affection: allergy.

Atopy refers to a particular condition characterized by increased sensitivity to allergic diseases. This terrain is often hereditary but environmental factors are largely involved in the increase of allergies. Scientists are still unaware of all the exact causes of these allergies, even though tremendous progress is being made in immunology. Allergies are therefore very common today, so we would be 20% to suffer from an allergy to pollens responsible for respiratory or eye problems. But there are many other forms of allergies and allergens.

Allergic reactions can be more or less brutal and important. Sometimes the allergy is very severe. For example, if you have had a severe allergic reaction after a wasp sting, for example, it is strongly recommended to see a doctor to see if you need to prescribe epinephrine injection (an injector style). always have on you), in case of a new sting.

Treatment in case of allergy will be provided by an allergist doctor.

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