Respiratory or skin allergies are not just common, but also commonly ignored. Allergens are usually air-borne and come from various sources like Volatile organic compounds, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold and fungal spores. They make our daily lives harder but instead of fixing the root of the problem, most people learn to live with it.
It affects your health
Allergies develop when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance. Runny, stuffy, itchy nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and frequent asthma attacks are common health effects of inhaling allergens. More symptoms are skin rashes and hives, itchiness, swelling and shortness of breath that indicate you have been exposed to triggering allergies.
Are you vulnerable?
Allergies can affect anyone but those with a family history are more likely to develop allergies. Age and gender are not primary factors but a. Medical treatments are recommended for anyone facing such allergies. But if you are facing symptoms due to air-borne allergens, an indoor air quality test can help you fix the root of the problem.
How to fix it?
Since allergies can come from mold, VOCs, pets or even dust, the first step is to identify the source. HEPA air filters are useful in case of allergies from dust, pollen or toxic emissions. However, if the source is mold, a dehumidifier would be best suited.