Allergy can be described as a malfunction of human immune system casing as adverse reaction against normally harmless substances in our natural environment. In this context such substances are generally referred to as "allergens". The reaction creates an inflammation which, in turn, can lead to variety of symptoms such as hay fever, eczema, asthma and other conditions popularly referred to as allergies.
Since allergy is our body's response to any foreign element in our system there could be thousands of allergens which could cause an allergic reaction. Hence the approach should involve multiple levels
- Clinical/ evidence based approach to zero in the defaulting allergen.
- Laboratory test available for allergens.
- Skin prick test.
- Food symptom diary.
- Elimination challenge diet.
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