Allergies

Allergies

Allergies are more and more common these days and occur when your immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment.

Normally our body protects us against harmful substances such as bacteria and viruses. In some people the immune system is weaker and the body and has no defense against foreign substances called allergens.

Someone that suffers from year round allergies may have an immune response which is vulnerable and releases chemicals such as histamines that fight off the allergen.

Histamines can cause symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose and palate and a skin rash. It aggravates the sense of tastes, smell, sight and touch causing irritation, extreme disability and can be fatal.

Asthma
AsthmaAsthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs in particular the breathing passages. It is caused by a serious inflammation of the breathing passage. This makes it very difficult to exhale air from the lungs and can lead to symptoms of an asthma attack.

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Bronchitis
BronchitisBronchitis is one of the most common types of lung infections. It is an inflammation or infection that causes the bronchi (main air passages of the lungs) to become irritated which leads to coughing and difficulty in breathing.

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Hay Fever
Hay FeverHay fever is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways. Airborne substances such as pollen cause the reaction along with many other triggers. If you have hay fever allergies you will suffer from symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose and palate skin rashes.

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What treatments are available online?

Antihistamines such as Xyzal can work well for treating mild to moderate allergies. Nasal Corticosteroid sprays are the most effective for treating perennial allergic rhinitis. Decongestants can also be helpful in minimizing symptoms such as nasal congestion.

What is an Allergy?

There are different microscopic substances that are inhaled through the nose by an individual with a sensitive immune system, this causes the body to produce antibodies and release histamine. Histamine usually causes itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, swelling and inflammation of the nasal passages. However symptoms can vary in severity between people. Very sensitive people can experience hives or other rashes.

What are the different Allergies?

  • Food allergies
  • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
  • Drug allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic eczema
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Insect venom
  • Bronchitis

Some of the most common substances provoking allergies include:

  • Pollen from grass, weeds, flowers and trees
  • House dust mites
  • Mould and mould fungus
  • Fur from cats and dogs
  • Medicines

Cosmetics, jewellery, insect bites, spices and other substances can cause reactions.

How do I buy allergy treatments online?

To obtain a valid prescription you will need to complete an online consultation to purchase a prescription medication. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the medication will be sent out to you as soon as possible.