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Allergy, Anaphylaxis & Food Disorders
WHAT WE MEAN BY ALLERGY AND CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
MCS/hypersensitivity to chemicals has been associated with allergy and other disorders such CFS & Fibromyalgia. It has been suggested that allergy may be a risk factor in chemically sensitivity patients for the development of respiratory disorders such as RADS and food allergy/sensitivity (RIDS). People with environmental sensitivities may also have conventional allergies and may have more allergies than the general population with considerable overlap between asthma and MCS. Allergy (IgE or non-IgE mediated) is a marker of MCS – many with nasal allergy are sensitive to fragrances/chemicals. Up to 50% of individuals with nasal allergy can experience symptoms from non-allergic irritants many of which are linked to indoor air quality problems. This is known as non-allergic rhinitis and overlaps with what occupational physicians call occupational rhinitis.
Allergy can provoke many symptoms, these can either be mild or produce a chronic fatigue or other symptoms that are debilitating enough to interfere with daily activities, career and family life. Some symptoms of allergy are hives, hay fever, sinus, eczema, asthma, anaphylaxis or allergic shock.
Allergies occur when the body's defences react against substances it does not tolerate well. These substances may be natural or an added part of food, in air, in water, or in things that we touch. The term environmental sensitivity can be used to describe allergic reactions and allergy-like disorders. These reactions usually involve the immune system but can also affect other systems of the body. Inhalants such as pollen, dust, mould and even pure foods have long been known to cause allergies in some people. Synthetic chemicals that are now common around us, can also trigger symptoms in persons with no previous history of allergy or other environmental sensitivity. In some cases the term chemical allergy maybe appropriate.
WHO CAN GET ALLERGY? Children from families in which there are allergies have a greater chance of becoming allergic. Family history or not, anyone can become allergic.
For more information on chemical sensitivity use this MCS Link
Information on Skin Allergy: ASEHA Skin Allergy Leaflet Allergy and Your Skin
More Information on allergies can be found at this site. Allergies http://www.allergiescureweb.com Get to know what allergy is, its symptoms and causes of appearance. Check out the list of the most widespread allergies and allergens. Learn the allergy diagnostics and treatment.