What Is Triggering Your Allergies?

What Are Allergies?

Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to foreign substances. Reactions to allergies may be annoying yet mild or may occur suddenly and be life-threatening.

The Most Common Culprits

Pollen can affect your allergies

Pollen

Who doesn’t love those cute little bees that buzz around or Mother Nature? As cute as they may be or as beautiful as Mother Nature is, they carry and move pollen.

Pollen from weeds, trees and grasses trigger seasonal allergies. To help prevent reactions stay indoors as much as possible on hot, windy days (pollen counts are the highest on these days) and close your windows. There are treatment options available as well such as immunotherapy and prescriptions. Find out about pollen allergies.

Insect Stings

Do you ever wonder why some people act like such babies when a wasp comes within 5ft of them? Well, that’s because some people are severely allergic to stings.

Having an EpiPen on hand is always a good idea. See more.

Even an unfelt sting can cause severe swelling and redness lasting up to weeks, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, fever and possibly even anaphylaxis. Definitely not a laughing matter, as these symptoms may lead to a quick drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing and a quick pulse.

The Most Common Trigger…Dust Mites

Dust mites thrive on all the major allergy triggers such as pollen, dead skin cells, bacteria and fungi. If you are suffering from dust mites or other pests in your property, we recommend getting in touch with a pest exterminator. They are able to inspect, identify and deter these pests from entering your property and affecting your allergies. Click here for one of London’s leading exterminators.

To help prevent reactions try to cover your mattresses and pillows with allergen-proof material, wash your sheets weekly (in 130⁰F water) and try to avoid dust collecting items as much as possible.

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