Allergies

The everyday life of a mother is never an easy one as many challenges and obstacles needs to be hurdled if one was to be called, and measured, as truly the woman of the house. Simple things, complex things, and even silly little things do not escape their attention as every one of them has to be dealt with properly and at once, or risk everything plunging into chaos.

One such challenge is when their children have allergies. Allergies do tend to come out of nowhere and inflict damage on otherwise healthy children. The suffering caused by the sickness could be preventable if one knows what causes them. Since its summer, the time when most allergies tend to breakout, here are a list of common allergies and what causes them.

Pollen Allergy

Pollen are tiny airborne seeds that comes from plants who use them for reproduction. If a person managed to inhale them, it may cause an allergic reaction in the person’s body. Seasonal allergies like hay fever is caused by pollen and is characterized by having runny nose, bouts of sneezing, red and watery eyes, as well as nasal congestion. Prevention of allergies caused by pollen entails keeping indoors on particularly windy days during pollen season.

Yeast Allergy

Yeast allergy happens when there is either an overproduction of yeast in a person’s body, or by consumption of certain food items that contains yeast such as bread, cheese, dried fruits, etc. Yeast allergy symptom includes diarrhea, abdominal bloating, constipation, abdominal pain and heartburn among other things. It is treated primarily by oral antifungal drugs as well as topical creams. Yeast allergies are best prevented by not eating food containing a great amount of yeast as well as maintaining good hygiene.

Dust Mite Allergy

Mites are tiny bugs that lives on household dust and eats human cells shed from the body. They are commonly found in beddings, carpets and upholstered furniture. Dust mite allergy symptoms mimic that of having asthma such as wheezing and severe difficulty in breathing. Proper cleaning and maintenance of the house greatly limits the occurrence of dust mite allergies.

Corn Allergy

Corn Allergy is somewhat a rare form of allergy but it does happen sometimes, especially after the consumption of large amounts of corn. The immune system of the body thinks the corn as some kind of harmful entity and proceeds to fight it, thereby causing the release of histamines from the body which in turn causes the allergic reaction. Typical corn allergy symptoms include mouth itch, swelling of mouth and tongue, dizziness and difficulty in breathing.

Mold Allergy

Molds are fungus organisms that like to live and thrive on dark moist places. If you are having an allergic reaction but don’t really know where it’s coming from, chances are it’s because of molds. Mold allergy happens throughout the year, unlike pollen allergies which are seasonal, and is very prevalent during winter time. Its symptoms are similar to pollen allergies and are treated by basically removing the mold that is causing the allergy, as well as the taking of prescription drugs. Proper house maintenance and the elimination of damp areas in and around the house are needed to keep mold from growing.