Common Myths & Misconceptions About Allergies Revealed

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Myths & Misconceptions – Day after day, the number of people who suffer from allergies is increasing due to various factors. Climate change and pollution are at the main factors, but with scientific evolution,  allergies are not supposed to be a burden on people’s lives.

Most of the people make mistakes while diagnosing their usual symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, and many more.

Some of them think that if they caught into a wheezing, then they must be having asthma or some allergic infection. But that concept is not true sometimes all you need is to avoid thinking too much broadly.

In the same esthetics, people need to understand the facts about allergies. In this article, we will elaborate on some common misconceptions % myths about allergies.

Mistakes/Misconceptions about allergies:

1) Is it a cold or seasonal allergy?

People get confused about weather they have cold or seasonal allergies. Sometimes cough, runny nose or headache symptoms are similar in allergies and cold.

However it’s challenging to determine that have you get into cold or allergy to treat it properly? So let we help you to differentiate between these two concepts.

In nature cold can be triggered by various types of viruses which can last long for only 7-9 days. In the same situation, allergies can also make you feel that you are diving into the cold state, but the allergies symptoms can be last long for several weeks.

Sometimes you might catch body pain and fever in the cold but of course itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion symptoms can evoke inhalant allergies.

Read Also,Cold or Allergy? Confused? Here is how to tell the difference

2) No preferred treatments for seasonal allergies:

Mostly, people think that there are no preferred treatments and medications available that can overcome the symptoms of allergies.

One of the highly effective and top recommended over the counter medicine name “Antihistamines” ,which can be used to over down the severe symptoms of allergies within one week.

Some other less effective medicine name “Montelukast” is also available for adults and children. It can block the infected cells of allergens.  They also target the allergens receptors which are found in the patient’s body.

3) If you didn’t notice hives then you are not allergic:

People usually think that if they don’t have hives, then they are not allergic. This concept is wrong because itching without any hives or rashes can still produce inhalant allergies.

These inhalant allergies can be caused due to pollens, foods and animal contacts. It is essential for everyone to recognize all the symptoms of itching whether it is coming from eating food or contacting pets or many other reasons.

These terms are associated with the appearance of eczema and reflux. It needs to be investigated or diagnosed very well in order to treat it on time.

4) A hypoallergenic dog cannot cause allergies:

People think that if they got a hypoallergenic dog, then they don’t need to worry about any allergy which is not correct.

Let us tell you that hypoallergenic dogs are less allergic than other dogs. That’s the reason why people prefer hypoallergenic dogs to other dogs.

The irritant which mostly found in pets like dogs and cats is named as Dander which appears on the dog’s skin. Dander can cause allergies which are produced in the dog’s saliva and urine exposure.


Allergy is a real disease:

This is a mistake, Allergy symptoms can be avoided by avoiding exposure to their various causes, whether they are food, dust, pollen, pets …etc.

Allergy is a chronic disease.

Wrong. Allergic symptoms develop during childhood, and often disappear with age, but may also persist, and even worsen if not treated properly.

Allergy is a genetic disease.

True and false. It is true that a child with only one of the parents is allergic have a 40 percent probability to be infected with allergies if exposed to any allergy source.

This percentage rises to 60% if the father and mother are all allergic, but there are many childrens with allergies Their parents do not suffer from them, so, you can not say that the problem is always genetic.

Allergy can not be diagnosed before the age of 5 years.

A mistake, where the diagnosis can be diagnosed from the first months of life, through a clinical examination and analysis of the skin to confirm the allergies or substances causing them.

Allergies are Contagious.

Mistake, allergies are not contagious at all, and symptoms only appear on people who have allergies.

Allergies prevent people from living like others.

Wrong, people with allergies are healthy and should be treated in a natural way, with some precautions taken to avoid exposure to stimulants.

There is no treatment for allergies.

Wrong, after diagnosis of allergies, the doctor must take the issue of relief through some drugs and aerosols and avoid contact with allergens, and learn to coexist with the disease on a daily basis.

The belief that sensitivity can not be determined, but the reality is different, since the sensitized substance can be determined by undergoing certain tests

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