Why Do You Get Allergies?
Scientists think that people inherit a tendency to have allergies from
their parents. Exposure to allergens when your body’s defense
is weakened, like after being sick, may also contribute to the development
When you inhale, itty-bitty allergens enter your
body through your nose, mouth and lungs and can trigger an allergic
How Do You Get Allergies?
Even though you may be born with a tendency for allergies, you’re
not automatically going to have an allergic reaction. It may take several
years to become sensitive to a specific allergen, such as pet
You may become sensitive to an allergen when:
- You inherit specific genes from your parents
- You come in contact with one or more allergens
that your genes tell your body to stay away from
- You are around pesky allergens often
Where Are Allergens?
Allergens flourish both outdoors and
Some of these include dust mites,
mold spores, pet dander,
The first step in putting a stop to your allergies is recognizing your
- Sneezing and stuffy nose
- Itchy eyes, nose and throat
- Dark circles under the eyes from sinus pressure
- Red, itchy, watery eyes
But there are ways to help relieve your symptoms
through prevention and treatment. You need an Allergy
Action Plan to help keep all your activities on track.