Most people suspect outdoor allergens as the reason for their sneezing, watery eyes and congestion. But did you know, indoor allergies are just as prevalent? In many case, patients maybe allergic to both indoor and outdoor allergens and aren’t even aware of what’s truly causing the symptoms. Common indoor allergens include:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
For individuals who mainly suffer from allergies seasonally (spring tree and summer grass seasons or fall ragweed season) it may be overlooked that they also have indoor allergies.
If you identify which allergens are causing your symptoms through allergy testing, you are then able to strategically reduce your expose to those allergens . You certainly eliminate exposure to all allergens, but just taking a few small steps can go a long way.
The St. Louis Sinus Center is dedicated to improving your allergy health.