common allergies

Most Common Types of Allergies Part 2


Here is the continuation of our list for the "Most Common Types of Allergies":



Eye allergies develop when an allergen makes contact with antibodies in the eyes and causes common allergic symptoms such as itchiness, red and watery eyes, and inflammation and can impair vision in serious cases.



Some drugs can also trigger allergic reactions regardless of its form. Penicillin is the cause of most allergic drug symptoms. However, drug-induced allergic reactions may be a one-time allergic reaction only. It is always best to consult your doctor when taking drugs and to make sure that it does not have any adverse reactions when taken with other drugs.


Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis is commonly known as hay fever and is caused by allergic sensitivities to mostly air-borne allergens. It can be a) Seasonal AR, wherein it occurs during spring, summer and early fall (which are pollen seasons) and is caused by airborne mold spores or pollens dispersed from grass, trees and weeds; b) Perennial AR, wherein allergic rhinitis symptoms are experienced year-round, and is generally caused by molds, dust mites, pet hair or dander, or insects.

Symptoms of Allergic rhinitis include: runny nose, itchy eyes, mouth or skin, constant sneezing, stuffy nose, and fatigue.


Latex Allergy

Latex allergy symptoms usually develops from many previous exposure to latex products including medical gloves, balloons, and other dental supplies. Latex can also be found in clothing, especially in underwear as elastics.

Common symptoms of latex allergy includes hives and itchiness as it comes in direct contact with skin. Other symptoms are stuffy or runny nose, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty in breathing. These symptoms can occur immediate to exposure, however, direct contact is not necessarily needed to trigger a reaction as anaphylaxis and asthmatic reactions can be caused by exposure to airborne particles of latex gloves powder.


Reading next

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.