Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Allergy Strike Again

April means allergies. Of all the fun in spring allergy is not one of it. Last easter Sunday, my husband mowed the grass in our lawn and that when Jake and Justine started sneezing, and have runny nose. I think the fresh cut grass triggered their allergies or I think they both have allergens with fresh cut grass. Until now they are still sneezing and non stop runny, stuffy nose. And now Joe and I had runny nose too. I know I am not allergic with polen, or whatever that comes in spring but now I just felt so miserable plus the birth control pills made me feel like a crap.

What's an allergy?

An allergy is an immune reaction to a substance in the environment called an allergen.

When a child with allergies comes into contact with an allergen — either by touching it, breathing it, eating it, or having it injected — her body mistakenly views it as a dangerous invader and releases histamines and other chemicals to fight it off.

These chemicals irritate the body and cause symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, and coughing. Symptoms can be mild or more severe, intermittent (seasonal, for example), or ongoing because of constant exposure to the allergen.

In some cases, an allergen can cause a severe reaction, called anaphylactic shock. This is a medical emergency, as the symptoms — including difficulty breathing and swelling — can be life threatening.



♥Willa♥ said...

Si Patrick ang biglang nagka allergy, muntik pang hindi makapasok kahapon, first day pa man din. Pills ka pala, ako never ako nag take ng pills, feeling ko tataba lang ako jan, lol! said...

My two eldest, Micah and Johann, are both asthmatic. I am just praying that Bella is not like them. Mahirap na.

Sis, if you want, we can do exchange links with my kiddos site with yours. Their blogs are at:

Just leave me a message Sis if OK sa iyo. Thanks!! :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very educational yung post mong ito. Tama lahat yung sinabi mo tungkol sa allergies. Ang masama niyan eh kung humantong ang allergies sa asthma. Pareho kasing allergens ang nagti trigger sa kanila. Ganun kasi ang nangyari sa anak ko nung matira kami nuon sa malapit sa talahiban at madalas makalanghap nang pollen ang anak ko. Nahihirapan akong mag comment sa lahat nang blogs mo kasi hindi na nagoopen nang buo yung mga link mo sa comment box. Anyway, thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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