Posted on May 4, 2023
- The itchy, watery eyes. The on-going congestion. The tingling sensation that just…just…just…makes you sneeze! Spring means fresh flowers and sunshine, but it also brings along allergies. Allergies are the body’s overreaction to foreign protein that gets into or onto the body. And it’s the sixth-leading chronic illness in the United States, impacting more than 100 million people.
While the pollen outside may be problematic, many allergies are caused by indoor elements. Common items that impact allergies include pets, carpeting, plants, stuffed toys, upholstered furniture, and bedding (including linens, mattresses, and pillows). Many allergens are on surfaces and then become airborne when disturbed.