Understanding Different Types of Allergies

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Probably about the only people who can’t wait for the flu season are sufferers of allergies. They may be right that most yard, garden, and tree triggers are put to bed by late fall and winter, but they forget their pets will be indoors more, and the furnace will be bringing indoor dust to life. There are no safe months for allergies in general, though what time of year will be worst for you depends on what type of allergies you have.

Regardless, allergies are no joke, ranking 6th in the U.S. as a cause of chronic illness, impacting 50M+ Americans each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Especially this year, with COVID, flu, and the stress of living in a strange new world, it should be no surprise that people are ordering more medications for allergies and other ailments than ever.

If you’re being hit harder this year by allergies or encountering new and scary diagnoses, or want to bulk up your immune system with supplements, our friends at PricePro Pharmacy care and are committed to being there for you.

What are Allergies?

Technically, an allergic reaction (the sneezing, runny eyes, and everything else) is the body’s immune system activating white blood cells to “defend” you from the foreign body triggers (peanuts, dander, dust) that have “invaded” your system—no matter how harmless they might be.

What Type of Allergies Do I Have?

As with most things, creating solutions begins with clearly identifying the problem. To this end, a great deal of research has been done to understand the different types of allergies. See which of these sound familiar:

Food Allergies: More people have food allergies than any other allergy. Your best defense is to identify the problem of food and avoid it. You’ll need to be careful when buying consumables; check labels closely and ask about restaurants’ ingredients.

Indoor/Outdoor Allergies – As fall turns to winter, there will be sinus swelling from colds and cases of flu, and other allergy symptoms from everything from pine trees and indoor animals to dust and gas from heating your home more.

Skin Allergies: Skin allergies are prevalent, manifesting as rashes, itching, and dry skin. There are many causes, including detergents and scented dryer sheets, perfumes, colognes, and deodorants.

Insect Allergies: Bees, wasps, and some ant bites can cause very dangerous (even fatal) reactions. Cockroaches and dust mites can cause nasal and skin allergies.

Drug Allergies: The most common drug people are allergic to is penicillin. Other common antibiotics occupy the majority of this list. Most medical staff are excellent about asking if you have allergies, so you should be just fine as long as you know.

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold.

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1 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Allergy Facts. (Retrieved June 9, 2020)