Allergy Advice

Types of allergic reactions

Understanding allergies can help you treat them, and here at Bio-Life International, we know a lot about them. Allergies effect around 22 million people in the UK so if you are a sufferer, you are not alone!

In most cases, symptoms are debilitating rather than life threatening, potentially making you feel off colour, drowsy, weak and irritable, but the symptoms should never be treated lightly. Some allergens can cause a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis and this needs immediate medical attention. Infants who suffer with eczema and have wheezing episodes are more likely to develop asthma in later life, so it really is important to take allergies seriously.

Three Common Types Of Allergic Reaction

Eye, Nose, Throat & Chest

  • Sneezing
  • Blocked Nose
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Sore Throat
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma


  • Itchy, red rash (Hives)
  • Dry, cracked skin and red patches
    (Eczema or dermatitis)

Anaphylactic Shock

  • Tightening of the throat
  • Swollen tongue
  • Swollen lips
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Loss of consciousness

Thankfully, in over 97% of allergy sufferers, reducing the allergen level in the home by at least one-half is enough to prevent the symptoms, enabling the sufferer to enjoy a normal life!

What Causes Allergies?

Eye, nose, throat and lung symptoms are normally associated with allergic reactions to:

  • Dust mites
  • Pets
  • Mould
  • Pollen
  • Fragrances
  • Insecticides
  • Weed killers
  • Pesticides
  • Paint

Allergic reactions can also come in the form of skin problems. These can be caused by food as well as contact allergens such as pets, dust mites, chemicals in skincare products as well as paints, garden pesticides or fire retardants in new furnishings or even certain plants. So it is always worth exploring this avenue when diagnosing a skin problem. Find out how Bio-Life’s MediCleanse® skin care range can help with skin problems, and shop the range online.

Please do seek medical advice to be certain of the cause of your allergies, or contact Bio-Life International and we can recommend reputable allergy specialists that can conduct allergy testes to identify the source.

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Having Trouble Identifying The Cause for Your Allergies?

Call the Bio-Life International allergy helpline today.

+44(0)1608 686626