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Symptoms and Causes of Allergies Explored

Bees, wasps, fire ants, yellow jackets, and hornets are just some of the insects that may cause allergic reactions. Minimize your exposure to insects by avoiding bright colored clothes and scented cosmetics. In addition, keeping an insecticide, wearing outdoor shoes and proper garbage disposal can prevent insects from loitering around your home. Extensive swelling and redness can be manifested for a week or two. These symptoms are accompanied with nausea, fatigue, and low-grade fever.

Bees, fire ants, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps are common insects that can cause allergic reaction. When stung, remove of the stinger as soon as possible. Another treatment for insect sting allergy is an allergy shot. This will prevent the occurrence of anaphylaxis in the near future.

Allergic reactions to milk such as wheezing, hives, and vomiting, may be prevented by stringently avoiding food items and cosmetic products that contain milk. Due to the fact various products contain trace amounts of milk, avoiding these food types may not be easy. Sometimes, food intolerance is mistaken as food allergy. Those who are suffering from milk intolerance may experience the following symptoms: abdominal cramps, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. It is always wise to check food labels every time you use a certain product.

On the other hand, it is also advisable to read food labels before buying anything. There are manufacturers who alter the ingredients and add a trigger food to the new product.

Pollen Allergies

These round or oval pollen grains used by plants for reproduction are tiny so that it cannot be seen by the naked eye In some species, the plant uses the pollen from its own flowers to fertilize itself. Others should undergo cross-pollination.

In order for cross-pollination to take place, the pollen must be transported from one flower to another of the same species so that fertilization will take place and seeds will form. Flowering plants either depend on insects or wind transport for pollination. Allergic reactions are commonly caused by plain-looking plants that do not have showy flowers such as trees, grasses and weeds. In order for pollen produced by these plants to be suitable for air transport, they must be dry, lightweight, and small.

Pet Allergies

Pet fur can cause pet allergy among people. Saliva proteins are considered major allergens by some researchers. Saliva remains as the animals lick its fur. Skin and urine are two of the sources where allergens can be found. Proteins are able to float in the air because the substance that holds it dries up.

Contrary to dogs, cats lick often. Due to this, as well as the fact that they are closer to humans, cats carry more allergens. Guinea pigs as well as other rodents have become popular pets. Urine of the many rodent may trigger hypersensitivity to some people.

Cockroach Allergy Info

Cockroaches are among the most common carriers of allergen inside the house. These insects are usually present in areas that are crowded, like the city. The bodies and droppings of cockroaches contain allergenic proteins as well as its saliva. Proteins from cockroach body wastes can mix with house dust.

Asthma is a symptom of cockroach allergy. If you were constantly experiencing this symptom, research would agree that cockroaches are present in your home. Even in older residences and clean areas, these pests are common. They are found everywhere.


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