Top Environment Allergens

Top Environment Allergens

An allergic reaction is a precise response of the body’s immune system to a normally harmless substance called an allergen. A range of environmental allergens, such as pollen and animal dander, can activate allergic reactions in the nose (allergic rhinitis, or hay fever) and in the lung (asthma). Not all reasons for susceptibility to environmental allergies are understood, although a family history of allergic reaction is an important risk factor.

If you have environmental allergies, you may end up sniffling, sneezing, coughing, or itching — and it’s your surroundings that are causing the problem.
The key is to avoid or eradicate airborne allergens, which will help you get back to feeling your best.

Here are six of the most common environmental allergies.

  • Pollen
  • Dust Mites
  • Pets and Animals
  • Mold and Mildew
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Cockroaches

Here are the links that will help you know more about environmental allergens.

“Indoor Allergens and Allergic Respiratory Disease”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27184001

“Potential Allergens in Disposable Diaper Wipes, Topical Diaper Preparations, and Disposable Diapers: Under-recognized Etiology of Pediatric Perineal Dermatitis”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27172304

“Home Assessment and Remediation”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27157934

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