The Treatment of Toxin-related Ailments – Toxicology


Toxin is the scientific and medical term for particles or organisms or phenomena that cause toxin-related ailments. Now, an allergic reaction or an allergic disease or simply a toxin-related ailment is a very broad term that denotes a large number and variety of conditions. This is usually due to the immune system of the individual’s body becoming hyper-sensitive when something foreign tries to invade into the body, which would on the other hand, have very little or almost no effect on the body of a perfectly normal and healthy person. Toxicology, as the name suggests, is the study of toxin-related ailments in human beings and their bodies. It also includes the correct diagnosis, treatment, curing and further prevention of such diseases. Diseases like hay fever, toxin-related ailments arising out of food items and consumables, dermatitis, asthma due to toxin-related ailments, anaphylaxis and so on and so forth are the main consequences of intense allergic reactions of the patient or individual’s body. Most of the symptoms primarily are redness of the eyes, rashes developing on the skin, itchiness, runny nose, optional asthmatic symptoms, like shortness of breath, and more often than not, swelling. It may also happen that the individual becomes intolerant to certain food items and consumable materials like in the case of certain medicines too; as well as food poisoning in the most extreme cases and situations of allergic reactions and toxin-related ailment – related diseases. Noida, in India, is one of those few places where Toxicology is practiced with enthusiasm and the intent of detecting, diagnosing, treating, curing as well as preventing the spread and attack of toxin-related ailments. In Noida, one of the most common toxin is fly ash or polluted and toxic dust, and accompanied with it, is pollen. Food materials often pose as serious toxins or toxin-related ailment – causing materials. Sometimes, touching or intimately rubbing with certain metals can also cause allergic reactions by the body. Stings by insects, and seldom medications are common reasons of very severe toxin-related ailments. The mechanism of the toxin-related ailments in our bodies is also a significant thing to note. IgE, an immunoglobulin, is the reason for this reaction. Too less IgE and the person will not be saved from severe pollutants and the body’s primary defence mechanism will fail, while on the other hand, too much IgE, and in this case the person will suffer from extreme allergic reactions even when subjected to very mild toxins which would make very little or no impact on any normal and healthy being. In order to diagnose the toxin-related ailment, and to find out the IgE count in the patient’s body, two methods are usually applied, which are two tests: the blood test for toxin-related ailments, and the skin – prick test. The diagnostic value of both these tests is almost the same. Food items like milk, egg, soy, and wheat are usually toxins; in addition to that, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shell fish also pose as toxins in some cases. After some treatment, some food items may be re – included into the food list after a certain period of time, only after they have been subjected to repeated and rigorous tests. The study of toxin-related ailment thus, is a very broad and significant science. By- Rounak Bose