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Common Causes of Allergies

From your beautiful garden to your furry friends, there are over 200 different airborne allergens out there that can cause allergies to flare up. Learn more about these triggers and find out how Claritin® allergy products can help relieve your symptoms.

What Are Airborne Allergies?

Airborne allergens fall into four categories: pet dander, dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
, moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores, and pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
from grass, trees, weeds and flowers.

These different types of allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-causing particles are so small and light that they travel easily through the air and stick to your clothes, skin and hair. AllergyX Allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
sufferers are often allergic to multiple allergens, although some people are allergic to just one allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction.
, such as cat dander or ragweed.

An infographic showing that there are 200+ different allergens

TYPES OF ALLERGIES

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GRASS POLLEN

Not all grass species cause allergic reactions. Unfortunately, grasses that are highly allergenic are common on lawns and in fields. They include:

  • Bermuda
  • Kentucky bluegrass
  • Orchard
  • Timothy
  • Ryegrass

Grass PollenX Pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
Tip

Keep your lawn cut short to help prevent grass from flowering and releasing pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
.

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ANIMAL DANDER

The proteins in an animal’s skin flakes, saliva and urine trigger allergies. Animal with fur or feathers can produce these allergens, but the most common are species people tend to keep as pets, such as:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Mice, gerbils and guinea pigs
  • Birds

Pet Dander Tip
Being exposed to pets at an early age may help you avoid pet allergies.

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MOLD SPORES

MoldX Mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
can be found indoors or out. It grows anywhere it has moisture, air and organic compounds to eat. It spreads by releasing fine spores into the air that trigger allergies. Common types of allergenic moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
include:

  • Alternaria: Thrives on wood, plants and vegetation
  • Aspergillus: Common in compost piles and decaying leaves
  • Cladosporium: Grows on soil and decaying organic matter
  • Penicillium: Thrives on old food and decaying vegetation

Mold Spores Tip
Use mold-killing cleaners regularly in damp rooms such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and basements.

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DUST MITES

Dust allergies are caused by microscopic spider-like mites that eat dead skin flakes. They are present in almost every home and are harmless — unless, of course, you are allergic. There are two common species in America:

  • North American house dust mite
  • European house dust mite

Dust MitesX Dust Mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
Tip

Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
“drink” by absorbing moisture through their skin. Keeping your home’s humidity low will reduce their numbers.

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WEED POLLEN

Weed pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
— particularly ragweed pollen — is considered the most allergenic of all plant pollens. Weeds are everywhere, and wind can carry their pollen for hundreds of miles. Here are some of the most common allergenic weeds:

  • Ragweed
  • Pigweed/tumbleweed
  • Nettle
  • English plantain
  • Cocklebur
  • Lamb’s quarters
  • Sagebrush

Weed PollenX Pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
Tip

Removing weeds in your yard helps, but weed pollen is everywhere. Monitor pollen forecasts before going out.

Icon of weed pollen

TREE POLLEN

Many common types of trees reproduce by releasing vast quantities of pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
into the air. Just like with weeds, it can be next to impossible to escape a tree pollen allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
. Stay indoors and keep windows closed when the pollen forecast is high. Common allergenic trees include:

  • Elm
  • Pine
  • Hickory
  • Oak
  • Cypress
  • Pecan
  • Mountain cedar
  • Maple

Tree PollenX Pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
Tip

Replace allergy-causing trees on your property with fruit trees that rely on insects for pollination.

Relieve Your Allergy Symptoms with Claritin®

Claritin provides allergy relief in a variety of forms and flavors. Get much-needed relief from your runny nose, itchy eyes and other troublesome allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms. Use as directed.

REFERENCES

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