Drug and Food Allergy

Immunity of every individual varies hence the immune reaction by a person to specific food or medication will be different in concern with another individual. Drug allergy is the abnormal reaction of the immune system to any medication. Individuals have shown allergy to certain drugs like penicillin, ibuprofen, aspirin and certain antibiotics. In most of the cases the reaction is mild but some are severe leading to shock and life danger. The general symptoms are hives, fever and rash. Employing the substitute medication, antihistamines, bronchodilators are some treatment methods. Food allergy is immune reaction developed by the body in response to specific food and food component. Few Individuals show allergy after consumption of foods like peanuts, fruit, shellfish, eggs, soy or cow's milk due to certain compound in these foods triggering the immune reaction. Several cases of food allergy are seen epigenetically and cause is still unknown. Symptoms include skin rashes, swelling and itching inside the mouth.

The global drug allergy market can be segmented based on diagnosis, type, treatment, and end-user. In terms of diagnosis, the market can be categorized into blood tests, skin tests, patch test, and others. Based on type, the global drug allergy market can be bifurcated into immunologic and non-immunologic. Immunologic is divided into type I, type II, type III, and type IV reactions. Non-immunologic allergy is divided into predictable and unpredictable allergies. Based on end-user, the global drug allergy market can be segmented into hospitals, medical research centers, clinics, academic institutes, and others.