Allergies; Allergy/Allergies; Anaphylaxis 


An allergy is a immune malfunction whereby a person's body is hypersensitised to react immunologically to typically nonimmunogenic substances. When a person is hypersensitised these substances are known as allergens. The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction" or "reactivity". Reactions can vary from the benign runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.

Cromolyn sodium (also called sodium cromoglycate) is a mast cell stabilizing drug. It is available as a nasal spray (Nasalcrom®) to treat allergic rhinitis, as an inhaler (Intal®) to treat asthma, as eye drops (Opticrom®) for allergic conjunctivitis, or in an oral form (Gastrocrom®) to treat mastocytosis).

Allergy as related to Cromolyn Nasal Spray