How to Avoid 4 Common Indoor Allergy Triggers

If you have allergies or asthma it’s a good idea to keep your home or business free of triggers or at least find ways to reduce your exposure to them.  Continue reading “How to Avoid 4 Common Indoor Allergy Triggers” »

Stop Your Sneezes & Stomachaches With Allergy Testing

May might be better known for the end of the school year, exam season, and of course Mother’s Day, but it’s also a big month for those who suffer from both environmental and food allergies.

Not only is May designated Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, it’s also Celiac Disease Awareness Month! This means now is a great time to educate yourself, your family, and your employees on how allergies of all types impact your health — and how you can lessen their effects. We have the details below!
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Fall Allergies: Outdoor Allergens

Seasonal outdoor allergens cause a number of symptoms. Various allergens cause the immune system to react with symptoms that include stuffiness, a runny nose, coughing, sneezing and an itchy feeling in your mouth, throat, eyes or nose. What types of outdoor allergens trigger these unfortunate reactions?

In the fall, a wide variety of allergens are out in full force. Your immune system controls how your body reacts to specific substances. Some of the most common fall allergies include:

  • pollen
  • molds
  • ragweed
  • dust mites

How do you know what you’re allergic to? It’s easy to take a wild guess, but you really can’t determine anything without a proper test. An allergy test is a simple procedure, and it gives you the facts, not the wild guesses. ARCpoint Labs locations provide affordable allergy testing for anyone who’s determined to find the cause of seasonal stuffy noses and itchy eyes.

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Let’s take a closer look at each of the common fall allergies.

Outdoor Fall Allergies: What triggers symptoms?

Ragweed

This is a common type of plant allergen in the fall. The name comes from the rag shaped leaves of the tenacious weed. A single plant can produce billions of pollen in a single day. The pollen can spread through the air for hundreds of miles from where it originated, meaning that ragweed doesn’t have to grow in your area in order to affect you.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are common in summer, but they can circulate through the air when you turn on your heat at home in the fall. Dust mites trigger sneezing and runny noses.

Molds

Molds are fungi without stems, roots or leaves. The spores float in the air, triggering red eyes, sore throats and more. Molds can be found in the fall in old logs, soil, rotting wood and piles of moist leaves.

Pollen

Pollen is often released in the morning, making symptoms stronger for many in the early hours of the day.