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What You Need to Know About Common Allergies

What Happens If You Ignore Allergies?

Allergies can be defined as a reaction by your immune system to a foreign substance that it thinks can be harmful. These foreign substances or even allergens can be found in food, the air, or any other material that you may come into contact with. There are a variety of common allergies that can trigger allergic reactions or symptoms in your body. These can be such as,

  • Food allergies
  • Pollen allergy
  • Pet allergy
  • Eye allergies
  • Medication allergy


These common allergies and more can be found anywhere in the environment and will trigger an allergic reaction in your body. If you ignore these triggers or even symptoms, the untreated allergies can worsen if there are more severe allergy attacks or if you stay in the same environment that you got triggered in. There are over-the-counter products readily available to treat these common allergies at Valleryridge Pharmacy which can help reduce the triggers or symptoms of these common allergies.


What Causes Common Allergies?

Several allergens or triggers can be the cause of common allergies. These triggers can be particular or even unique to certain individuals based on how their body would react to certain allergens or even the environment that they live in can be the cause. Although, these particular triggers can change over time. 

The most common allergens that cause allergic reactions in your body are dust mites, pollen, foods such as peanuts or dairy products, animal fur, or if you get stung by a bee or wasp. Once these triggers do affect your body then you would need to immediately get the appropriate medications based on how severe your allergic reaction is.

It is always important to keep in mind of what your triggers for these common allergies are and to have your medications readily available. There is OTC medicine that you can buy from your local pharmacy or even contact us at Valleryridge pharmacy for all medication requirements.



How Can You Prevent Any Common Allergies?

You can control your allergies especially if you know your particular allergens or triggers. By doing this, you can prevent allergic reactions but it all depends on the type of common allergy that you have. Try to minimize your contact with an allergen if you are unable to prevent it. You can also take any appropriate medications that have been prescribed for you or if you ever do have any allergic reactions. This can help you in managing the symptoms as well, especially if you are in an environment with that specific allergen that can cause a trigger to your body.

You should always know what to do during an allergic reaction or even having an emergency action plan is the best way. It is important to recognize when you are having an allergic reaction and what you may have consumed or been exposed to as well. It is always best to respond quickly and properly to any person during an allergic reaction.



Get all your over-the-counter medications from us at Valleyridge Pharmacy and be prepared for common allergies!