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    Antihistamines

    Antihistamines

    Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions.   Although antihistamines can’t cure these conditions, they often provide relief from symptoms. For example, antihistamines may be used to treat:   hay fever allergic rhinitis – inflammation of the nose caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as dust mites allergic skin

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    Diagnosing allergies – How to diagnose an allergy?

    Diagnosing allergies – How to diagnose an allergy?

    Some people have such a violent reaction to certain allergens, such as anaphylaxis, that it is relatively easy to diagnose their allergy. However, many people have either quite subtle reactions or, in the case of a food allergy, there are so many different possible causes that it can be hard to correctly diagnose the allergy

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    Causes of allergies

    Causes of allergies

    Who can be affected?   Allergies can affect anyone. Some people are affected from childhood and some do not experience symptoms until later on in life. Some allergies are inherited genetically but many people develop them independently. In the case of the former, it is known as having atopy or being atopic. The likelihood of

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    Most common allergies

    Most common allergies

    In the United Kingdom 1 out of 4 people is affected by some form of allergy. An allergy is any response by the body’s immune system to a wide variety of different substances known as allergens. Allergens are anything that can cause an immune reaction within the body. Examples include: foods, pollen, dust, medicines and