More and more people suffer from allergies every day. 20 percent of people in the United States have allergies. 60 percent of children are taking a prescription medicine for their allergies. If allergies get very serious, they can turn into asthma. The month you are born in is usually the month your allergies are the worst. If you have more siblings than you wonít have as much allergies. When you are an infant you usually find out that you are allergic to something. Sometimes allergies can be passed down to people in your family.
Allergies affect more than 20% of adults and children (40
to 50 million people) in the
If a skin test cannot be performed, a blood test may be
taken, although its results are not as accurate as a skin test. Allergies can be
treated with over-the-counter products or prescription medication. Most
allergies can not be prevented, but they can be treated and controlled. Making
changes in your environment can greatly limit your exposure to certain allergens
and reduce your symptoms. Pets
do not only cause allergies, but the environment is another factor. Air
pollution is a cause of allergies. Smoke from factories may affect your
allergies. This can cause severe coughing, sneezing, and nose bleeds.