Allergies can cause a runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, and even asthma. If you have an allergy, you may be sensitive to more than one thing. Airborne substances that often cause reactions include:
- dust mites
- mold spores
- pet dander
Most of the time, allergies just make you feel bad, but a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis is life-threatening.
WVU Medicine Health Report: Anaphylaxis
We use either skin or blood tests to determine what is causing your airborne allergy. Several medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, help decrease or eliminate the symptoms of allergies.