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Know Your Allergies- A Very Healthy Option!

Written By: Jim Long on November 29, 2010 No Comment

Over 60 million Americans are going to deal with a type of allergy at some point in their life. This is going to be about one in four people. It is the 5th most chronic disease in America and the third most common chronic disease for Children.

There are many people that suffer from more than one type of allergy.

Pollen from trees, grass, and weeds are found indoors and outdoors. Other common indoor and outdoor allergies triggers are going to be mold spores, dust mites, and cockroach pollens. Some will have allergies to cat and dog dander as well.

Skin allergies a very common form of allergy. The most common are from plants like the poison oak, ivy and sumac.

Allergic reactions are caused also by the skin contacting with latex, cockroach and dust mites and also some foods. The skin allergies that are a main concern cover over seven percent of the allergy suffer.

There are a lot of food and drug allergies that you will need to look out for. About 6% of allergy sufferers fall into this category. Food allergies are most common in children today.

Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and soy are some of the leading allergenic foods. Food allergies take about two hundred peoples lives each year. Penicillin helps many people recover from the problems of food allergies. Be sure that you are not allergic to Penicillin before taking the medication.

There are about 400 Americans that will lose their battle against allergies to Penicillin each year. They will die because of a reaction they have to the medication. Again, check with your doctor before taking this or any other prescription medication.

Latex and insect allergies will also claim around 4% of the allergy suffers out there today. Latex allergies will result in about ten deaths a year and nearly one hundred of those deaths are going to be the result of insect allergies.

Be sure you know of any allergies from which you suffer. Take all necessary precautions so that you do not become one of the statistics.

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