Allergy is a disorder of the immune system. 

Allergies might run in families or allergy can be specific to some food or medications. It is said that the allergic response was once meant to protect the body against parasitic infections, although now seems to be an abnormal response to non-infectious triggers. Allergies can occur at any time during our lives it can be from our childhood or it can happen during old age also.

Allergies can be of different types. In children, allergic disease first occurs as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or food allergies. Children with atopic dermatitis are then at an increased risk of developing allergic rhinitis and asthma; both are more likely to occur in school-age children. Allergic rhinitis occurs in up to 30% of adults and up to 40% of children. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose and eyes and nasal congestion. Some people may also experience post-nasal drip, allergic shiners (dark circles under the eyes) etc. Allergies are also a major cause of asthma. Symptoms of asthma may include: Coughing, Wheezing, Shortness of breath, Chest tightness etc.

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Another type of allergy is food allergy and it can occur at any age. Food allergies are always accompanied by skin symptoms, such as hives, swelling, itching or redness of the skin. These symptoms typically occur within a few minutes of eating the offender food, although they can be delayed up to a couple of hours. Other symptoms of food allergies can include nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, diarrhea, breathing difficulties (asthma symptoms), runny nose, sneezing, and lightheadedness. In some cases, children can experience a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening. A few home remedies to tackle Allergies are using given below:

1. For allergies of the intestinal tract, skin, and nasal passages try taking five drops of castor oil mixed in half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice, or plain water, and taken in an empty stomach in the morning.

2. For people who are allergic to certain foods and who consequently suffer from skin rashes, digestive disorders, or asthma, one or two bananas a day are useful.

3. A quantity of 500 ml carrot juice or a combination of carrot juice with beet and cucumber juices has also been found beneficial in the treatment of allergies. In the case of mixed juices, 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices should be mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice to prepare 500 ml or half a litre of mixed juice. This should be taken once daily.