aeroallergen

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aeroallergen

[‚e·rō′al·ər·jən]
(medicine)
Any airborne particulate matter that can induce allergic responses in sensitive persons.
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Experts suggest that the use of true HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter devices may help reduce the level of airborne allergens when used as part of a comprehensive allergen reduction and environmental control plan for the home or office.
Desensitisation is also available for other airborne allergens and bee and wasp venom, but is not available for food allergies.
There are many obvious causes of asthma, including smoking, polluted air, lung infections and airborne allergens such as dust-mites or pollen.
When one specifically gets affected through airborne allergens such as pollen or fungi sores, it is called as hay fever.
Despite careful avoidance strategies, children with food allergy tend to have some sort of accidental exposure, causing an allergic reaction every few years, and avoidance options are quite limited for airborne allergens such as pollen and dust mite.
The main airborne allergens (substances that cause allergic reactions) are pollen and dust whereas indoor substances like house dust mites and mould spores are behind allergy attacks year round.
The filtration systems available through My Fireplace enable homeowners to reduce the amount of airborne allergens within their home, thereby protecting loved ones with conditions such as asthma during the peak allergy season.
Previous studies have shown that latitude can reflect a variation in airborne allergens due to climate, housing and social and cultural differences.
Relatively higher concentrations of older adults live in areas such as coastal zones, large urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest, and in the Southwest, all of which are expected to be especially affected by climate stressors such as heat events, droughts, and wildfires; hurricanes, storm surges, floods, and sea-level rise; and higher concentrations of ground-level ozone and other air pollutants and airborne allergens.
Coughs, colds, sneezing, watery eyes and nasal congestion are commonly caused by airborne allergens and sufferers are often unaware that these are symptoms of allergies, he said.
Asthma is initially triggered by airborne allergens, such as dust mite particles or pet fur.
Additional benefits include the clearing out of excessive upper respiratory secretions and airborne allergens while moisturizing nasal passages and, to a lesser extent, the sinus mucosa to improve mucociliary function.
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