Myths About Allergy That Aren’t True

Allergens develop in the way that you don’t know and we debunk them here for you.

 
Myths About Allergy That Aren’t True
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There are more misconceptions about allergies and they have created scary images and shocked you for long. In this post, we break the myth and support it with a fact so you don’t have to worry anymore.

A Person With Asthma Can’t Exercise

Exercising during asthma can respond to allergens which are good!
Exercising during asthma can respond to allergens which are good!

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The fact is – exercise is one way by which a person’s body responds to allergens and controls the reactions. When you exercise, you only have to take care of the breathing patterns. The reason is when you inhale dry air, it reaches the lungs and develops inflammation in the bronchial part and that is how the assumption has started. If you constantly sneeze, you need a doctor’s attention. Asthma and exercise are two different areas and stop linking them!

Synthetic Chemicals Increase Allergies

From beauty products to food, synthetic chemicals are everywhere but don’t react as negatively as the natural allergens.
From beauty products to food, synthetic chemicals are everywhere but don’t react as negatively as the natural allergens.

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You have been using home cleaning solutions and other personal care products that literally have no effects on the microbial levels. It is widely perceived that man-made chemicals tend to result in allergic reactions but it is the naturally occurring allergens like nuts and milk that increase chances of allergy. Hence, this assumption is false.

Food Allergies And Food Intolerances Are The Same

Allergy is fatal while intolerance isn’t.
Allergy is fatal while intolerance isn’t.

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Food allergy develops when your immune system releases histamine and related chemicals as a response to the consumption of enemy food. However, food intolerance is all about discomfort and nowhere relates to the immune system. So, both are different and food allergy is fatal while the other is not.

The Ozone Air Purifier Can Cure Allergies

Ozone air purifier doesn’t improve air quality as you assume!
Ozone air purifier doesn’t improve air quality as you assume!

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It is commonly thought that the ozone air purifier can remove allergens and let you inhale clean air. The reality is this purifier does not filter the tiny allergens that result in asthma and other allergic reactions. The HEPA filter is much better than this ozone air purifier as the former can remove the small particles too.

If you have ever thought that the smell after rain is pure and good, then know that it is ozone and it has an impact on your lungs, eyes, and nose.

Hay Fever Implies You Are Allergic To Hay

Hay fever was seasonal but still overrated!
Hay fever was seasonal but still overrated!

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Now, this is a universally misconceived statement.

It is not hay that causes you the allergy but the poor resistance of your lungs. Earlier in the 19th century, John Bostock, an amateur scientist from Britain, has nailed it by stating that this allergy is totally related to the buildup of mucus and it is seasonal. Similar to the rose allergy that people developed, hay fever was also temporary but then got widely spread.

Next time you hear a myth, make sure to debunk and know the reality!

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