what you need to know about allergies
Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people.
People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing such as medicines, food, insect bites, dust among others.
Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma which can range from minor to severe. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies and Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.
Speaking to Crooze FM Dr. Prossy Mugyenyi a Director for immunization at John- Snow Incorporation in Kampala gives an insight on causes, symptoms and treatment of allergies.