How to prevent airborne allergies the easy way!
Today’s post showcases efficacy tests for the reduction of pollen and dust mite allergens by the product every allergy sufferer needs: Provilan’s Probiotic Air Optimiser.
- Reduces 43% of dust mite allergens in one hour.
- Reduces pollens by 20% in one hour.
- Continues to reduce dust mite allergens by up to 70% over the following 72 hours.
It’s why Josh says: “I was recommended to try the air optimiser in room and my bedding to help with my allergies. It is fantastic! I wake up without itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose!” Keep reading to find out more…
Firstly, What are Allergens?
Wikipedia defines allergies, or allergic diseases as
‘a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment’.
Allergic disease refers to a range of conditions that are caused by an overactive immune response to harmless substances in the environment. These substances include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or certain foods.
Common allergic diseases include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), allergic asthma, eczema (atopic dermatitis), food allergies, and anaphylaxis (a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction). These conditions can cause a variety of symptoms, including sneezing, itchy eyes, hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, and more.
Unfortunately, allergies are becoming more and more common. They have become so prevalent over the past 50 years that they are now the fourth most chronic disease worldwide:
Can Allergens be Airborne?
Yes; allergens can be airborne. In fact, there are three main types of allergens:
1. Airborne Allergies
Airborne allergies occur when your immune system reacts to substances in the air that you breathe in. These allergies are also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever or allergic conjunctivitis.
Common natural airborne allergens include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mould spores. When you are exposed to an airborne allergen, your immune system produces antibodies that trigger the release of histamine and other chemicals. These chemicals cause the symptoms of allergy, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion.
Common chemical airborne allergens includes certain household cleaning products, air fresheners, fragrances and candles as well as synthetic materials (furniture, paint, glue, etc.). Many of these common chemicals contain allergenic substances that can trigger an immune system response. They also release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. These VOCs irritate the respiratory tract and mucous membranes.
2. Contact Allergies
Contact allergies (often called dermatitis) are acute or chronic skin inflammation caused by exposure to organic or chemical allergens. They cause symptoms including rashes, dry skin and itching. Read our article Polluted Pets to find out more (the focus is on pets, but applies equally to humans too).
3. Food Allergies
A food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs after consuming a particular food or food ingredient. The immune system mistakenly identifies the food protein as harmful and releases histamine and other chemicals, causing symptoms such as itching, swelling, hives, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, known as anaphylaxis, the allergic reaction can be life-threatening. Common food allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. It is important to diagnose and manage food allergies properly to avoid potentially serious health consequences.
Respiratory allergies are the most common type of allergy, followed by contact allergies and then food allergies:
When is Your Allergy Season?
Seasonal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are a type of allergic reaction that occurs at certain times of the year. The most common seasonal allergens include pollen, grass, mould spores, and ragweed. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes and a sore throat.
These allergies are often brought on by a hypersensitivity to a specific environmental trigger, and can vary in severity depending on the individual. Traditional treatment options may include medicines like antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays, as well as avoidance of the allergen trigger.
If you suffer from hay fever, ‘Allergy Season’ probably means ‘pollen season’. This can last from around March to October – a significant time – but your own allergy season may be different, depending on what you are sensitive to: May is often worse for grass pollen allergies and June is often worse for tree pollen. September can trigger hay allergies.
In contrast, dust mite allergy is a problem all year around. It may increase in September when Autumn arrives and we get cosy inside, close the curtains and put the heating on.
Can You be Allergic to Dust and Not Dust Mite?
If you suffer from dust mite allergy, you’ll know how uncomfortable the symptoms can be. Respiratory reactions are often similar to hay fever (sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose) and asthma (wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing). Skin reactions include atopic and contact dermatitis; tiredness and poor concentration are also common.
But to be accurate, these dust mite allergy symptoms are not triggered by dust or the mites themselves. Dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to the proteins found in the droppings, bodies and secretions of dust mites, which are tiny, insect-like creatures that are commonly found in household dust.
Dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments, making bedding, furniture, and carpets common places where they can accumulate. As dust mites are spider-like organisms, that produce around twenty waste droppings each every day, this can cause significant problems! But there is an easy to prevent airborne allergies caused by this.
Can Dust Mite Allergy Go Away?
House dust mites are found in most houses and other buildings, all year round. They thrive in dust particles that float in the air and in soft furnishings such as bedding, carpets, upholstery and curtains. One mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites.
The problem is, dust mites are too small to see without a microscope. But many homes are breeding grounds because they thrive in warm, humid environments. They thrive in dust particles that float in the air and in textiles such as bedding, upholstered furniture, children’s stuffed toys and carpets. They feed on skin flakes from humans and pets, so have a constant food supply. One mattress alone can contain nearly 2 million dust mites (It’s best not to think about it!)
What Helps with Dust Mite Allergy?
As with many illnesses, prevention is better than cure: Simply reduce exposure to the number of dust mites in your indoor environment. This immediately helps to reduce your symptoms and can also reduce your need for anti-allergy medication.
How to Prevent Airborne Allergies – Probiotic Research Study
Probiotic Air Optimisers contains healthy ‘good’ bacteria (probiotics), from plants. These helpful probiotics are live microorganisms that simply consume the organic allergens – in this case dust mite poop – as a natural food source.
- Reduce 43% of dust mite allergens in one hour.
The Provilan Air Optimiser Diffusor Report – Pollen shows that these probiotic air optimisers can also:
- Reduce 20% of pollen allergens in one hour.
Allergens continued to reduce by up to 70% over the next 72 hours.
The study used a Probiotic Air Diffuser to continually diffuse probiotics into the indoor air. These are available in ‘table top’ versions and can also be added to your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Please contact us for prices and more information.
However, the same innovative biotechnology is also available as an easy-to-use natural spray for dust mite allergy. Simply spray into air and onto textiles, furniture and bedding:
The helpful probiotics also help to restore healthy balance (microbiome) to your indoor environment at a microbial level. A healthy microbiome is known to support well-being and immunity.
Is it safe for respiratory health?
Airborne Allergies in Pets
Airborne and seasonal allergies in pets are similar in cause and symptoms to humans. They are also caused by irritants including pollen, dust mite and mould spores. These allergens can cause an overactive immune response in pets, leading to inflammation and symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and itchy skin. Common signs of airborne allergies in pets include:
- Runny nose
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Coughing or wheezing
- Itchy skin, especially around the face, paws or belly
- Hives or swelling
If your dog or cat has a dust mite allergy, check out our pet specific allergen spray. This natural spray significantly reduces skin itching and irritation:
Note: LUCAA+ Allergen-Free is not a medicine. If you suspect your pet has airborne allergies, always check with a veterinarian if you have any concerns.
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