People can be allergic to environmental substances and not even know. Nuts, dust mites, pollen, grasses, mold and animal dander are all common allergens. There are now very sophisticated tests through a simple blood drawing, which identify multiple food and environmental allergens such that one can know what to avoid. People can also be very allergic to certain flowers such as oleander. Being tested and subsequently treated can help prevent serious rashes and allergic reactions, which can close the airway and result in an inability to breathe. Knowing what one is allergic to may help with one’s eczema, which is a dry itchy skin condition seen in people with allergies. Hives, the medical term being urticaria, is also frequently a skin manifestation of severe allergies.
– Dr. Bussell
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