Types of Allergies

There are many types of allergies such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) resulting in inflammation of delicate linings of the nose and eyes in most people. Hay fever is seasonal, making symptoms appear when pollen and airborne particles are at their highest. People who develop hay fever are allergic to:

It should be taken into consideration that hay fever is an allergy that is often hereditary. You have a higher chance of inflammation of the lungs and airways thanks to allergens and the chance you may be sensitive to certain chemicals and odors. Allergic reactions usually trigger asthma like symptoms which can include breathing problems and shortness of breath.

Other types of allergies include allergic eczema or Atopic Dermatitis. This is an allergic rash that is not caused by allergens coming into direct skin contact. This particular allergy is usually linked with asthma and allergic rhinitis because of these symptoms:

  • Face rashes
  • Dryness of skin, itching, redness
  • Rash occurring around eyes, popliteal area (behind knee)

It is not uncommon for those to experience these types of allergies, especially when living in areas where humidity is the highest. This usually introduces the chance of becoming allergic to molds. It takes humidity of 55% or more to accommodate the growth of mold and other fungi. Since humidity exists consistently in the great outdoors, it can also fluctuate indoors at drastic measures. This is only because of artificial cooling and heating systems.
To combat these types of allergies, it is of utmost importance to monitor the humidity level in certain parts of your area. Humidity can vary from room to room; a perfect example of this is your basement and kitchen areas. Basements and kitchens have a higher chance of producing fungi because of dampness.

It is helpful to utilize humidity sensors that will aid in monitoring certain moisture levels in your home. Dehumidifiers and using other products will help you to take control of humidity to aid you in controlling your particular types of allergies.

Pet dander can become a nuisance as well. Particles from your pet’s dried saliva, skin, and hair accumulate, float and stick to carpets, draperies, and furniture, making your home a magnet for many types of allergies. The only sure fire way to successfully combat pet dander is to bathe your pet on a regular basis; yes even cats. Please do not fall prey to the belief that cats are clean because they lick themselves. This is not true, dried saliva adhere to your cat’s fur, making them a great contributor to your many types of allergies.