Uncovering important aspects of allergies


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Uncovering important aspects of allergies

  1. 1. allergysymptomsweb.com Uncovering Important Aspects of AllergiesPollen Allergy These round or oval pollen grains used by plants for reproduction are tiny so that it cannot be seen by the naked eye. Some Plant species use the pollen from its own flowers to fertilize itself. Others must be cross-pollinated by other plants of the same type. In order for the plant’s fertilization to take place and for the seeds to form, the pollen must be transferred from the flower of one plant to that of another of the same species; thus cross-pollination. Flowering plantssometimes depends on the wind to carry their pollen and for some, they rely on insects.Plain-looking plants such as trees, grasses, and weeds; the ones that do not haveshowy flowers, are the types of pollen that commonly cause allergic reactions. Theseplants produce pollen grains that are small, light, dry for them to be suitable for airtransport.Latex Allergies OverviewLatex gloves use to have countered the transmission of infectious diseases tohealthcare workers. In recent years, a documented increasein latex sensitivity reactions have been reported amonghealthcare workers. This may be due to an increase in latexexposure to these subjects. Natural rubber from the milkyfluid of the Hevea brasiliensis rubber tree is alluded whenmentioning "latex"Some synthetic rubber referred to as "latex" actually do notcontain the proteins triggering the allergic reactions to latex.
  2. 2. allergysymptomsweb.comNatural latex rubber has proteins responsible for latex allergy reactions. It is unclear asto how long a person should be exposed to latex to garner sensitization. Greaterexposures to latex proteins will also double the chances of th development of allergicreactions. Poison Ivy Allergy The sap responsible for irritation in the toxicodendron family is named urushiol. The toxicodendrons include poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. Allergic rashes are generated by urioshiol upon a few hours, or even days, after contact. Objects and pets lying about at home may carry some urushiol on the surface. The leaves, stems, and roots of a poison plant contain urushiol. Urushiol can be hastily taken in by the skin. Inhaling urushiol particles in the air isprobable during poison plant combustion. Smoke from a burning poison plant containsairborne urushiol. When inhaled, it produces irritation to the respiratory tract. Theclimate in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Southwest deserts do not provide optimal conditionsfor the growth of poison plants.The existence of poison ivy can be categorized into two. It can occur as vines or asshrubs. Areas on the north and west typically have poison ivy shrubs. In other places,poison ivy grows as vines. The three leaflets present in a poison ivy plant make it easierto identify. Poison sumac can be identified as a woody shrub. Its stem has about 7 t0 13leaves which occur in pairs. Only poison sumac has drooping clusters of green berrieson its shrub. Wet, quaggy areas are conducive to the proliferation of poison sumac. Agroup of red berries can be seen hanging vertically in harmless sumac shrubs.
  3. 3. allergysymptomsweb.comHay Fever Allergies FactsPollens and other similar substances can trigger allergicreactions called hay fever. Allergic rhinitis can take twoforms. It can seasonal, which occurs during specific times ofthe year. It can also be perennial, which occurs throughoutthe year.Non-allergic rhinitis and hay fever have similarities, but theydiffer on the type if reaction. Tree pollens are the majorcauses of hay fever during spring time. During summer,allergic reactions may be caused by grass and weed pollens.Problem-causing fungus spores and weeds can pose ashealth problems from late spring to autumn season. Indoorallergens may cause some allergic reactions to people withperennial hay fever.Dust mites, feathers and animal dander may be found in pillows, beddings and the likes.Since bathrooms and basements are damp areas, mold, a common allergen, can befound there.Cigarette Smoke FactsToxic chemicals and irritants are present in cigarettes. Secondhand smoke also plays asignificant role in increasing the risk of allergic complications. These complications mayinclude sinusitis and bronchitis. Smoking may aggravate the condition of individuals who are suffering from allergies. Cigarette smoke includes many toxic chemicals and irritants. A number of toxic chemicals and irritants are present in a cigarette smoke. People with cigarette smoke allergy are highly sensitive to cigarette smoke compared to others. Research studies have proven that allergies can be aggravated by smoking.
  4. 4. allergysymptomsweb.comThis and many other articles can be seen at the new website – Allergy Web Symptoms -a source of information relating to allergies,