Every year we have a couple of seasons where allergies can be a drag, but… Do you know exactly what are allergies and how to avoid them?
When someone has a harmful reaction to some substances or agents that are harmless to most of us we can talk about allergies and these agents are called allergens. The most common allegergens can be pets, polen, ticks, mould and some food.
It’s important to know that every single substance can be a cause allergic reactions, in some cases physicians have documented allergies to jewelery made of gold, or blood itself, for example. Even though they’re incredibly uncommon.
Usually allergies can cause symptoms like:
Nose and/or eyes swelling.
Difficulty breathing, resulting in asthma.
Whenever the allergens enters the body, the reaction happens and they trigger an antibody response, realeasing histamine. Sometimes that reaction is way too severe and immediate medical action is required; but for mild allergic reactions we can consider medication such as nasal sprays or Antihistamines; but sometimes prevention is your best tool.
One of the most common allergies is related to dust-mites, so we highly suggest a deep cleaning at the very beginning of each season, specially during spring and fall, when some allergens are present in the environment.
If you want to learn more about allergies, you can check it out at the CDC website, and remember: Always make sure to take a physician’s opinion.