- Q How do allergies affect the body?
Because there are so many different types of allergies, they can affect the body in a variety of ways that range from merely annoying to life-threatening. Most often, allergies affect the skin, eyes, and respiratory system. Your skin may become red,... Full Answer
- Q How does secondary lactose intolerance affect the body?
Secondary lactose intolerance mostly affects your digestive system. Usually, the underlying cause of secondary lactose intolerance is an injury or surgery that affects the small intestine, or an intestinal disease. These conditions cause a decrease in... Full Answer
- Q Can allergies be prevented?
Allergies cannot necessarily be prevented, but future reactions can be avoided, depending on what you're allergic to. Start a journal to determine what causes your allergies, and note everything: symptoms, activities, timing, and what helps relieve... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat allergies?
Antihistamines treat allergy symptoms by blocking the effects of histamine, whereas mast cell stabilizers actually reduce the production of histamine. Corticosteroids minimize inflammation, reducing the red, itchy symptoms of allergies. These medications... Full Answer