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Unravel the allergies that you might encounter


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Unravel the allergies that you might encounter

  1. 1. AllergyWebSymptoms.comUnravel the Allergies That You Might Encounter Hay Fever Allergies FactsPollens and other similar substances can trigger allergic reactions called hay fever. Allergic rhinitis can take two forms. It can seasonal, which occurs during specific times of the year. It can also be perennial, which occurs throughout the year. Non-allergic rhinitis and hay fever have similarities, but they differ on the type if reaction. Treepollens are the major causes 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 as health problems from late spring to autumn season. Indoor allergens may cause some allergic reactions to people with perennial 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 be found there. Cigarette Smoke FactsToxic chemicals and irritants are present in cigarettes. Secondhand smoke also plays a significant role in increasing the risk of allergic complications. These complications may include 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 1
  2. 2. AllergyWebSymptoms.comare present in a cigarette smoke. People with cigarette smoke allergy are highly sensitive to cigarettesmoke compared to others. Research studies have proven that allergies can be aggravated by smoking. Pollen 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 betransferred from the flower of one plant to that of another of the same species; thus cross-pollination. Flowering plants sometimes 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 have showy flowers, are the types of pollen that commonly cause allergic reactions. These plants produce pollen grains that are small, light, dry for them to be suitable for air transport. Latex Allergies Overview Latex gloves use to have countered the transmission of infectious diseases to healthcare workers. In recent years, a documented increase in latex sensitivity reactions have been reported amonghealthcare workers. This may be due to an increase in latex exposure to these subjects. Natural rubber from the milky fluid of the Hevea brasiliensis rubber tree is alluded when mentioning "latex" Some synthetic rubber referred to as "latex" actually do not contain the proteins triggering the allergicreactions to latex. Natural latex rubber has proteins responsible for latex allergy reactions. It is unclear as to how long a person should be exposed to latex to garner sensitization. Greater exposures to latex proteins will also double the chances of the development of allergic reactions. Poison Ivy Allergy The sap responsible for irritation in the toxicodendron family is named urushiol. The toxicodendronsinclude poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. Allergic rashes are generated by urioshiol upon a few 2
  3. 3. 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 is probable during poison plant combustion. Smoke from aburning poison plant contains airborne urushiol. When inhaled, it produces irritation to the respiratorytract. The climate in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Southwest deserts do not provide optimal conditions for the growth of poison plants.The existence of poison ivy can be categorized into two. It can occur as vines or as shrubs. 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 easier to identify. Poison sumac can be identified as a woody shrub. Its stem has about 7 t0 13 leaves which occur in pairs. Only poison sumac has drooping clusters of green berries on its shrub. Wet, quaggy areas are conducive to the proliferation of poison sumac. A group of red berries can be seen hanging vertically in harmless sumac shrubs. Allergies are common but should be taken as seriously as possible, to avoid future health issues.Want to know more about allergies? The professionals at haveall the information you need… 3