It is known, that approximately 35 million Americans suffer from allergic reactions to airborne substances. Prednisone can be an effective treatment for certain allergies wherein the respiratory system is compromised by the introduction of seemingly innocuous environmental elements. Here is a list of allergies which are treatable with prednisone.
The most common immune disorder that tends to occur seasonally is hay fever, but it is also characterized by a perennial variety. The body lacks the ability to recognize foreign substances such as pollen or dust as harmless, and treats these environmental elements as a type of infection.
Between the symptoms for hay fever are swelling of the nasal membranes, causing sneezing, runny nose and nasal polyps (which result in nosebleeds). Sometimes might also appear dark circles under the eyes due to veins near the sinuses being congested.
People who suffer from perennial hay fever will find living in conditions with large amounts of dust, plant matter and mold intolerable. Seasonal hay fever sufferers tend to find that their symptoms flare up during the seasons their allergens are in bloom. For instance, those who are allergic to tree pollen will find their symptoms at their worst in the spring; those who are allergic to grass pollen will suffer flare-ups in the summer and those sensitive to fungal spores will be at their worst during the fall and winter.
There is a widespread belief, that pet fur and pet dander causes allergic reactions, but it is actually the protein in the animal saliva that is the real culprit. As far as cats lick themselves more than dogs and cats are more likely to rub themselves on furniture, cats are often the source of turmoil, but severe allergy sufferers will also react to the presence of dogs.
It is not to ignore, that pet urine also triggers allergic reactions, and pets such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils and mice can be the source of major allergic reactions.
Years may pass till pet allergies gestate. A long time -up to several months- is needed before the allergens to fully exit the system of the sufferer even after exposure to the pet has ceased.
The proteins contained in the excrement of cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions, and this is a common trigger for asthma attacks.
Busy urban areas often have cockroach infestations that are not necessarily visible to the naked eye; only the evidence of repeated allergy and asthma attacks might bring the possibility of cockroaches to the fore.
Cigarette Smoke Allergy
Cigarette smoke is not only hazardous to the health generally, it also can trigger severe asthma attacks.
Should you suffer from asthma and live in an environment where there is significant cigarette smoke, for the sake of your own health and safety, you will want to encourage smokers, if they are unwilling to quit, to smoke outdoors and away from windows or air conditioning vents, so as not to infiltrate the building with smoke that can trigger an attack.