What is allergy?

What is allergy?

Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. (by wikipedia)

In  simple terms, allergies are discomfort caused by certain substances that are all around us. It can be the weather, food, certain chemicals, pollen, moist, odour, dust, almost everything on earth can be allergen (something that causes allergies). It all depends on the tolerance level of each individuals for certain substance. It is very important for parents to understand what allergens that our children have and always on the look out of those allergens on the label of all products.

Allergies are very common. 1 out 5 children living in urban areas have allergies. As babies have low immune system, allergies tend to show most at the youngest stage of life. Eventually allergies may recede or even  disappear with the increase of age, due to the increase of immune defense system in our body. Nevertheless allergies can show out of a sudden due to the fact that the immune defense for that allergen has slowly been eroded and  could not produce enough defence. So when the immune defense is gone, inflammation happens.

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe, even life-threatening. For slight itch or rash to swollen respiratory system that causes air passage blockage. Most allergies can't be cured, but treatments can help. So it is advised to treat allergy symptoms at early stage and always put measures to prevent allergy breakouts, while letting the our body to have time to build the immune system needed. 

Common allergic symptoms are;

- Runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing

- Cough

- Rash, itch, skin swell (eczema, contact dermatitis)

- Fatique

- Nausea, vomiting

We need to know specifically what causes the allergy for our children.

Beauty Barn was birthed from a condition where medicine and topical steroid cream is not the option to go to for a long period usage. As we understand that the medicinal solutions does not cure allergies. It only helps to calm down inflammation temporarily. 


Beauty Barn approached Phytotherapy as the safest and proven effective solutions for allergic children. Phytotherapy helps to build our children's immune system indirectly by relieving mild symptoms and preventing worse symptoms using natural plant based ingredients. This can help because when we use natural remedies, our immune system will not depend on medicine (steroids, antihistamine etc) to heal and instead will slowly build the immune defense mechanism to a stronger state.

Nevertheless, Beauty Barn  is not a medicine. For severe conditions, we still need medicinal help for fast treatment. Beauty Barn requires continuous and long term usage to have visible improved conditions.


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