5 Allergies to Lookout for

5 Allergies to Lookout for

Eliana N.

  • Pollen Allergy

Pollen allergies are very common and usually come about in Spring and Summer because that’s when flowers are blossoming. Pollen comes from the stamen of a flower. People inhale pollen from it blowing around from the flower to a person’s air stream. Some symptoms of pollen allergies are runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, etc. 

  • Peanut Allergy

About 1.1% of the overall population has peanut allergies according to PubMed. There are many varieties of peanut allergies as well. Most people who have peanut allergies can’t eat them or be in the same room as them, but others can’t eat them, but still be in the same room as them. Some symptoms of peanut allergies could be skin reactions (redness or hives), digestive problems, tightening of the throat, itchy/tingling throat, etc.  

  • Pet Allergy

A lot of people are allergic to different animals, but the most common allergies to pets come from cats and/or dogs. However, there are breeds of cats and dogs that are hypoallergenic and won’t cause allergies. If someone has an allergy to some animals, but still wants to have a pet, reptiles and amphibians are the best animals to get. Some symptoms of pet allergies include sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, cough, nasal congestion, etc.

  • Mold Allergy

Roughly 25% of the population has allergies to mold according to Mountain Star. There are certain types of molds that cause allergies, and they are Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. Mold allergies tend to be the worst in July until early fall. Some symptoms of mold allergies are sneezing, runny nose, cough, itchy eyes, nose and throat, dry scaly skin, etc.   

  • Bee Allergy

Around 3.3% of adults may go into anaphylaxis after being stung by a bee. There are different types of severity to bee stings, but going into anaphylaxis shock is the most severe type of allergic reaction to bee stings. If someone could go into anaphylaxis shock, they should carry an epi-pen everywhere for preventative measures. Some symptoms of bee allergies include skin reactions (such as hives), difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, dizziness, vomit, etc.