Category: Allergens  

About Allergens

Allergens are the various chemicals (usually proteins or protein-carbohydrate compounds) to which someone is allergic. The major allergens for most common allergies have been identified and standard allergy testing and treatment is available for them. Knowing your specific triggers is vital to help you control your symptoms. It is possible to reduce symptoms by practicing certain avoidance measures and/or by medication. The common indoor allergens include dust mites, cat, dog, mice, cockroach and mold. Outdoor allergens include mold and pollens.