Allergies or hypersensitivity of the immune system is a common disorder that affects almost one fourth of the whole population. The number of people who suffer from an over reactivity of their immune systems to relatively harmless substances is on the rise.
Treatment and prevention of allergies revolves around the theme that some allergic reactions may be life threatening and diagnosis and understanding of the risk of exposure is important.
Prevention of allergies
The main way to prevent an allergy is to avoid it. There are, however, other techniques too including Leukotriene receptor antagonists, steroid sprays and so forth.
In as many cases as possible the potential allergen should be avoided. This means avoiding the allergy triggering food items like nuts, eggs, wheat, gluten, soya or milk etc.
This also means avoiding outdoors during the season of pollen dissemination in the environment, avoidance of pets and animal dander and keeping the house clean and free of dust and dust mites.