Dr Sreekanth

What are the diseases known to be allergic in nature?

The common allergic diseases are :

  • Allergic rhinitis - sneezing, watery eyes and nose, post - nasal drip, nose block, congestion.
  • Allergic conjunctivitis - itchy, red watery eyes.
  • Allergic bronchial asthma - cough, wheeze, breathlessness and tightness of chest.
  • Atopic dermatitis - itching, reddening and feeling of flaking of the skin.
  • Allergic rhino - sinusitis - headache, congestion, throbbing pain in and around the eyes & cheeks, nose block, and post-nasal drip etc.
  • Urticaria & angioedma - itchy hives and non-itchy swelling of lips, eyes etc.
  • Anaphylaxis - a violent allergic reaction to insect stings, food, drugs and latex.
  • Food allergy – can induce recurrent urticaria, laryngioedma, atopic dermatitis, anaphylaxis etc e.g. peanut, fish, etc.
  • A.B.C.D. (air-borne contact dermatitis)
  • Contact allergy (chemicals etc)
  • A.B.P.A. (allergic - bronchopulmonary - aspergillosis)