Allergies: Types and Causes

Allergies are a common issue for many people, but there are types of allergies that you may have never heard of before. There are over 150 types of allergies! In this blog post, we will discuss the types and symptoms of some types. If you or someone in your life has an allergy, it is important to know what type they have so they can take the proper precautions and medications when needed.

Types of Allergies

 Pollen Allergies

 Symptoms include hay fever, sneezing, itchy eyes or nose. Treatment may involve medications such as antihistamines and decongestants to help stop the symptoms from occurring.

 Food Allergies

 A person can be allergic to any types of foods whether processed, cooked, raw meats or prepared fruits and vegetables. Some types of food allergies include egg, milk and soy. Symptoms vary by individual but they may feel pain in the throat which can lead to vomiting or diarrhea from an allergic reaction.

 Latex Allergy

Latex is a natural substance that comes from the sap of certain plants such as rubber trees. Many people are allergic to latex because some types of latex are combined with other types of chemicals to create products such as medical gloves. The symptoms vary by individual, but they may include itchy eyes and sneezing that could lead a person to experience congestion or difficulty breathing if the allergy is severe.

Pet Allergies

Many people have an allergic reaction when interacting with animals like cats, dogs, or horses. Symptoms may include sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose for some types of animal allergies. Many people with pet allergies are allergic to the hair, saliva, dander or fur that animals produce.

 Bee Sting Allergy

You should know about this type if you have been stung by a bee three or more times. People with this type of allergy will have symptoms such as itching, swelling on the skin or hives that may not go away for hours after being stung by a bee.

Dust Mite Allergy

Dust mites are tiny insects that thrive in temperature-controlled environments like homes and hotel rooms. They feed off of dead skin cells from humans and animals. Symptoms may include itchy eyes, sneezing or congestion when a person is exposed to dust mites in their environment

Latex Allergies: Latex has been associated with some types of allergic reactions that people have depending on the type used for products such as gloves. People who are highly sensitive can start experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction when they are just exposed to latex types.

Skin Allergies

 Skin allergies may be caused by many types of things such as types of jewelry, animal hair or plants that people come into contact with on a regular basis. Symptoms depend on the type and can include itching, redness or swelling in the area where the person  was exposed to the allergen.

 Milk Allergies

 It is common for infants and children to experience types of allergic reactions when they consume dairy products such as cow's milk, cheese or yogurt. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting or a rash that does not go away until after they stop consuming dairy products

 Bee Sting Allergy Type One

 People with this type of allergy may have symptoms such as itching, swelling on the skin or hives that will not go away for hours after being stung by a bee.

 Asthma Types

Asthma can be caused when someone has an allergic reaction to certain types such as pollen and animal hair. Symptoms depend on the individual's level of sensitivity and may include wheezing, coughing or difficulty breathing.

Pollen allergies are one type of allergy that people might experience depending on where they live and the types of plants that grow in their area. Food types can also lead to an allergic reaction as well such as eggs, milk and soy which people who have a food allergy might be sensitive to.


As you can see, there are many types of allergies. However, they all have one thing in common: they cause discomfort and reactions that are not wanted by the sufferer. It is important to deal with any symptoms quickly and effectively before they become worse. For example, if someone has an allergy to pollen blowing in the air, they should try to avoid outdoor activities when pollen counts are high or wear a mask if they cannot stay indoors. If someone has an allergy to insect bites, they should use a bracelet that contains DEET so that mosquitoes don't bite them again while their skin is still swollen from being bitten once before.

 

Types of allergy