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Types of Allergies and their Symptoms

Allergies can occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance in your system. To help you understand different types of allergies, we have listed down the significant symptoms and types of allergies you can contract.


Respiratory Allergies

Spring Allergies - While there is no cure for spring allergies, you can keep them at bay by using over the counter medications and maintaining some household habits.


Summer Allergies - Usually triggered by pollen flying around, these allergies can be kept in check using medication and precaution. 


Fall Allergies - Fall brings mould, dust mites, and ragweed causing various allergies that can be kept at bay using precautions and medications. 


Winter Allergies - Individuals who suffer from indoor allergies such as dust mites, and mould might feel more annoyed when spending them indoors. Keeping up with a strict cleaning process can help you stay at ease. 


Hay Fever - An allergic rhinitis is an immunity disorder that responds to pollen grain and related substances. There are two types of hay fevers; Seasonal, and all year round. 


Pollen Allergies - Approximately 25 million residents of the United States are allergic to pollen from grass, trees, and weed.


Mould Allergy - We are exposed to some mould every day, and while that might not be an issue for some. However, those allergic to mould will find it hard to deal with the situation and might see an allergic reaction.


Dust Allergy - Individuals who suffer from dust allergies have a hard time coping daily. Even the slightest dust mite can cause trouble for them. 


Food Related Allergies

When it comes to food allergies, many wonder if it is an allergy or an intolerance. Both food allergies or food intolerance affect everyone at some point in their life. When you think about it, you can quickly think of one instance when you had an unpleasant reaction to something you ate or wondered if you were allergic to a specific food. 


Milk Allergy - Individuals who suffer from milk allergies are asked to avoid milk in any form strictly. This includes foods that contain milk or milk products. Allowing you to prevent an allergic reaction that may include wheezing, vomiting, and hives.


Casein Allergy - Unfortunately, there are times when a slice of pizza or glass of milk can cause your lips to swell, create hives, and other symptoms - due to a protein found in milk. Another common allergy associated with protein is whey. You can be allergic to one of them, or both of them. 


Egg Allergy - Common mostly in children than adults, it ranges from mild to severe. 


Wheat Allergy - Avoiding wheat can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. 


Nut Allergy - Nut allergies can be fatal depending on their intensity, which is why you should avoid any nuts, or foods containing nuts.


Fish Allergy - You might be allergic to one type of fish, or a range of fishes. It's best to get in touch with your doctor and determine which fishes to avoid. 


Sulphite Sensitivity -  A collaboration of sulphur-based compounds that are commonly used as food preservatives and enhancers. Out of 1 out of 100 individuals is allergic to sulphite, and should avoid using packed foods. 


These are some allergies you may have to deal with daily, and should be avoided under any cause. If you feel you are allergic, it's best to contact your doctor and create a plan to help maintain a healthy and happy life.

Yours in self-care,

Adrian Wilk

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