Allergy Facts and Figures

Allergy Facts and Figures
 The term "allergy" appeared in 1906. Viennese pediatrician Clemens von Pirquet noticed that some substances from the environment cause the same reactions in different people. Such substances could be dust, pollen or food. Since then, it took more than a hundred years, and during that time has been studied many types of allergies and composed a lot of calculations.

So, look for allergies in terms of facts and figures.

The first interesting fact - watching television can provoke asthma. A child who spends near the TV more than two hours a day, 2-fold increased risk of developing this disease.

In the entire history of the term "allergy" scientists have identified 300 000 substances that potentially can be allergens.

Of the 300 000 potential allergens - 100000 belongs to the world of flora.

More than 40% of the population from time to time an allergic reaction to various substances.

Specially bred for asthmatics hypoallergenic kittens are 13, 5 thousand dollars.

Children, next to which in the first years of life were pets are much less likely to suffer from a variety of allergic diseases.

In early childhood allergy boys meets 3 times more often than girls. Whereas in adulthood 2 times more often it occurs it is women.

Allergic attack can cause a simple lick a postage stamp. This is because in the adhesive marks includes fishbones.

If your child has one of the parents have allergies - the risk that he will have the disease will increase by 30%. And if the child is lucky, and both parents suffer from allergies, the risk increased to 50%.

Lower the risk of an allergic reaction or mitigate help vitamins B, C, E.

The most severe forms of allergy can be called an allergy to light and water, to jewelry and saliva.

There are even allergic to humans. And as an example, quite original case. The young Briton happened allergic to his beloved. Cost him just to touch her or kiss her lightly as directed his face turns red, and it appeared rash. But the most bizarre is that an allergic reaction manifested itself only during the critical days of the beloved.

Milk, fish and eggs are the leaders in the number of food allergy.

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