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Allergy Types

Four different types of allergy

Though there are many different types of allergies, the most common allergies fall into one of four groups. A clear understanding of where you are most likely to encounter allergens and what they may be will help you in your quest to relieve your allergy symptoms.

Understanding your allergies will help you to avoid your specific allergy triggers. Avoidance isn’t always possible, but there are strategies that can reduce your exposure to your triggers and help you minimise your allergy discomforts. These strategies can help you avoid or minimise your allergy symptoms. And in the meantime, there are plenty of defences at your disposal to help you win the war against allergy symptoms!

Hay fever

Dust

Allergies caused by outdoor allergens such as pollen. These allergens are lightweight, and can easily become airborne.

Learn more about hay fever.

Indoor allergies

Pollenating flower

Indoor allergies are triggered by things such as dust mites that thrive in warm, humid environments.

Learn more about indoor allergies.

Pet allergies

Dander from pets

Pet allergies are not actually a result of a reaction to your pets’ hair, but proteins in the animal’s skin cells.

Learn more about pet allergies.

Skin Allergies

Itchy skin can be a symptom of allergies

Skin allergies, are not in them-selves an allergy trigger but can appear as a result of many different things. They can be arise as a result of hay fever, indoor or pet allergies or may be triggered by something entirely different for example nickel in jewelry or latex gloves.

Learn more about skin allergies.