Pollen: Pollen is a fine powder that is released by plants. It is the most common cause of seasonal allergies, such as hay fever.
Dust mites: Dust mites are tiny insects that live in dust. They are a common cause of year-round allergies.
Animal dander: Animal dander is the tiny flakes of skin that are shed by animals. It is a common cause of allergies to dogs, cats, and other pets.
Mold: Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in damp or humid environments. It is a common cause of allergies, especially in the fall and winter.
Food: Some people are allergic to certain foods, such as peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, and milk. Food allergies can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe.
Insect stings: Some people are allergic to the venom of insects, such as bees, wasps, and hornets. Insect stings can cause a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
Latex: Latex is a natural rubber that is used in many products, such as gloves, balloons, and condoms. Some people are allergic to latex.
It is important to note that not everyone who is exposed to these allergens will develop an allergy. Allergies are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. If you think you may have an allergy, it is important to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Here are some additional facts about the most common causes of allergies:
If you think you may have an allergy, it is important to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. They may also do allergy testing to determine which allergens are causing your symptoms. There are a variety of treatments available for allergies, including medications, allergy immunotherapy, and avoidance of allergens.
Dr. Sriharsha Tikka,
Consultant and Managing Director,
Fellow in Advanced Rhinology and Skullbase,
Sahasra ENT Hospital, Gachibowli,
Dr.Sriharsa is a leading ENT Specialist in Hyderabad and is expertise in Rhinology and Skullbase surgeries.
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