Environmental Allergies

Environmental Allergies

IN CONNECTICUT

Could I Be Allergic To Tree Pollens And/ Or Grasses

An allergy is a disorder of the immune system that causes symptoms, such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy
  • Runny Nose
  • Watery Eyes
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Due to inhalant allergies in Connecticut often being triggered by substances which are outside of a person’s control, making them particularly problematic and frustrating to cope with. With a food allergy for example, an individual may have to stop consuming a particular food item, such as peanuts, and they may need to become extremely cautious about eating at restaurants. However, those individuals are able to freely eat other foods and they are able to enjoy both their home and outdoor spaces. Therefore, people who suffer from inhalant allergies, however, may not be as able to eliminate the source of their reactions.

Common Triggers To Tree Or Grass Pollens In Ct

There are a number of common sources of allergens which trigger environmental reactions in Connecticut. Most noteworthy offenders include:
  • Pollution
  • Pollens
  • Dust
  • Mold Spores
  • Animal Dander
  • Perfumes
Consequently, another concern when an individual experiences inhalant allergies is that he or she may suffer from a syndrome known as multiple chemical sensitivity, as a result the interaction of various chemicals or particles can create a mixture of substances that altogether causes a new allergic reaction in an individual.

Symptoms Of Common Allergens

Environmental allergies tend to manifest in much the same way as a variety of other allergies, since these inhalant allergies do generally result in symptoms that affect the respiratory system. Symptoms can range from very mild to debilitating, depending on an individuals health, the number and volume of allergens a person is exposed to, in addition to other factors that affect the severity of a reaction.

A more severe reaction could include extreme difficulty in breathing, with compromised lung function or intense pressure causing significant pain and inability to function normally. Consequently, in rare situations inhalant allergies may lead to an anaphylactic reaction, which is life-threatening and would need immediate treatment to prevent death.

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Common Environmental Sources Of Allergies In Connecticut

(Tree Pollen Allergies, Grass Allergies, Weeds Allergies, Mold Allergies And Fungi Allergies)

Ash Mix, Virginia Live Oak, Cedar, Red Cedar, Cottonwood, Eastern Cottonwood, Elm Mix, Marsh Elder, Maple Box Elder, Red Mulberry, Oak, White Oak, Pecan, Black Walnut, Common Privet, River Birch, White Hickory, Sycamore, Pine Mix, 7 Grass Mix, Bahia Grass, Bermuda Grass, Johnson Grass, Careless Weed, Amar Weed, Green Weed, Cocklebur, Yellow Dock, Curley Dock, Firebush, Firebush Kochia, Hemp, Water Hemp, Nettle, Plaintain, English Plaintain, Ragweed, Russian Thistle, Lambs Quarter, Pigweed, Rough Pigweed, Redroot Pigweed, Sage-Brush Mix, Sorrel, Sheer Sorrel, Red Sorrel, Acremonium Strictum-mix, Aspergillus Mix, Aureobasidum Pullulans Mix, Bipolaris Sorokiniana, Botrytis Cinerea, Candida Albicans, Cladosporium Sphaero