3 Common Allergy Triggers

Research shows that nearly 20% of Americans have allergies. Are you one of them? Below is a list of three of the most common allergens.

egg allergies

Dust Mites

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found out that dust mites (microscopic insects) are among the most common triggers of allergies. These insects feed on human skin flakes and are are more abundant when temperatures are above 70 degrees.

Ways to minimize your exposure to dust mites include using allergen-proof mattresses and pillows, and washing linens using hot temperatures every 7 to 10 days.

Food

Food is what gives us energy and keeps us going. Unfortunately, for many it is also a common allergy trigger. The human body can mistake harmless foods for body invaders. The body then tries to be the good guy and attack these “invaders.” The result is food allergies. Depending on the food, common food allergy symptoms include the following.

  • mild skin rash
  • itchy eyes
  • a runny or stuffy nose, etc.

The most common foods that can be associated with food allergies include the following.

  • eggs
  • wheat
  • fish
  • dairy

Pets

Who doesn’t love a loyal dog? Unfortunately, certain breeds of dogs can provoke allergies.
Dander is the hair, skin flakes, etc. that pets shed. This dander can get into our airways and trigger histamine reactions. Some dog breeds product more dander than others, which means some dog breeds are more likely to trigger allergic reactions.

The best way to minimize allergic reactions is to identify your triggers. Once the source of your reactions has been identified you can minimize your exposure or, even better, try sublingual immunotherapy. Click here to read about our no shots, no pain solutions to resolve allergy symptoms.