Cockroaches Can Trigger Allergies & Asthma
Cockroach Allergies Are Common
Cockroach Exterminator services in Houston, Texas. The last thing anyone wants to see in their home or business is a cockroach. After all, where there is one or two, there are many, many more hiding out! Cockroaches are the bane of most people’s existence. Not only are they disgusting to see, but they carry diseases. What people don’t know about cockroaches is that they can trigger allergies and asthma.
Much like dogs, cats and pollen, cockroaches can also cause a person to suffer from allergies. One of the most common indoor allergies is from the cockroach. It’s believed the enzymes in their proteins cause the reaction, which can be found in their bodies, waste and saliva and is easily spread in the home. An excellent resource on Cockroach Allergies is the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.
Although cockroaches are more prevalent in the south because of the warmer climate, they can thrive anywhere there is a food source. In fact, between 78% and 98% of people who live in the city have an infestation in their homes.
60% of those people are allergic to them, with children being more susceptible. Due to the limited amount of research done on the subject, most people don’t realize their allergy issues may be due to cockroach exposure.
How Can You Know If Your Allergies Are Cockroach-Related?
Since cockroach allergy symptoms mimic other allergy culprits, the only way to know for sure is to have your doctor conduct an allergy test to determine if cockroaches are your source of misery. If so, then there are some at-home remedies you can try. What are the common symptoms of a cockroach allergy?
- Ear infections
- Itchy skin, eyes, throat and nose
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose/postnasal drip
- Sinus infections
- Skin rash
How To Control A Cockroach Allergy?
The fundamental way to lower your chances of an allergic reaction to cockroaches is to limit your exposure to them.
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