Q. 1. How can allergy be treated? Or, What is allergy? How can allergic diseases be treated? Or, What are the symptoms that tell you that you are suffering from any allergic disease? What precautions would you take to overcome it?
Ans⇒ The symptoms which indicate that a person is suffering from a disease are hay fever, eczema, asthma, etc. These symptoms are known as allergic. Allergic symptoms develop after exposure to an allergen for some time.
Allergic diseases can be treated by avoidance of the allergen, medication to relieve symptoms and allergy shots. A person suffering from an allergic disease must avoid the allergen which causes it.
Q. 2. What are allergens ?
Ans⇒ Allergens are substances which are capable of producing allergy. They are found in our natural environment. Pollens, mold spores, house-dust mites, animals dander and cockroaches are allergens.
Q. 3. What is allergy?
Ans⇒ Allergy is a malfunction of the human immune system causing a violent reaction against normally harmless substances in our natural environment.
Q.4. Some particular diseases which are caused due changing of weather. Also mention its remedial measures.
Ans⇒ Generally people suffer from heavy fever due to certain flowers or plants. It happens with the changing seasons.
Its remedies are as follows:
♦ Avoid going near such flowers or plants.
♦ Avoid keeping them in house.
♦ Wear mask if coming near them.
♦ Use medicines for calming the symptoms.
Q.5. What is allergy march ? Explain.
Ans⇒ Allergy often appears as a benign condition. Many people have an allergic condition for many years before experiencing any symptoms such as eczema and asthama. However, for some people, a certain food or drug or insect bite can cause life threatening symptoms. This direct path of development of an allergy is known as the allergy march.
Q. 6. Suggest a few possible ways to avoid allergy. Or, How can avoid allergy.
Ans⇒ Suggestions to aovid allergy to be
♦ Wear a pollen mask when moving the grass or house cleaning.
♦ Stay indoors in the morning (when the pollen count is at its highest) and on windy days.
♦ Read and understand food labels (for people with food allergy).
♦ Keep windows and doors closed during heavy pollination seasons.
♦ Rid the home of indoor plants and other sources of mildew.
♦ Don’t allow danger-producing animals in the house.
♦ Change feather pillows, woolen blankets and clothing of cotton or synthetic materials.
♦ Wash sheets, mattress pad and blankets weekly in hot water (at least 130° F).
Q.7. Which type of common allergic disease are generally found in children of 0-6 years of age ?
Ans⇒ In children of 0–6 years of age generally it is found that they are very uncomfortable with strangers, sometimes with strange surroundings, they develop dislikes for certain food items. They weap a lot in certain situations. Sometimes some inflammatory wounds and itching is also caused.
Q.8. How can asthma be treated ?
Ans⇒ Asthma can be treated by the administration of anti histamines and inhalation of steroids. Inhaled steroids are very effective, but over treatment may have serious side-effects.
Q.9. Can allergic reactions be life-threatening ? Name a few of such instances of allergy.
Ans⇒ Yes, sometimes allergic reactions can be life-threatening. Once I saw a man who had some allergy from the cactus plants. By mistake he came at a place where there were many cactus plants. I started feeling very uncomfortable. His body started itching and suddenly his body temperature also increased. Not only this but also hit started having breathing problems. It seemed that he won’t survive but he was soon taken to hospital where he survived due to the great efforts of the doctors.
Q. 10. What are the general symptoms of allergy ?
Ans⇒ The general symptoms of allergy are itching, fever, feeling of drowsines, eczema, asthma, etc.
Q. 11. In this story who suffers from allergy ?
Ans⇒ In this story Prem Shankar suffers from allergy. One day when he got up he experienced an itching sensation of pain all over his body..
Q.12. When and how did we understand about allergy ?
Ans⇒ Our basic understanding of allergy has evolved from the discovery in 1967 of a previously unknown antibody, Immuno globulin E or (IgE), by scientists in Uppsala and Baltimore.