What Your Doctor Is Not Telling You About Your Allergies

Allergies occur in every one in five Australians.

It results, in part, from the release of irritant chemicals, such as histamine, into the body’s tissues. The result is hay fever, asthma, food allergy or hives.

What causes allergy symptoms?

Underneath the lining of the skin, gut, lungs, nose and eyes are mast cells. These are designed to kill worms and parasites. Mast cells are like land mines and contain bags filled with irritant chemicals, including histamine. When these bags of histamine are released in small amounts, they cause irritation. In larger amounts, they can cause rashes as in eczema, sneezing as in hay fever, runny nose as in rhinitis and wheezing as in asthma.

Allergic people have a greater than average tendency to produce IgE antibodies to common environmental substances such as dustmite, pet, mould, food and chemicals. This tendency is inherited. If you have one allergic parent, there is one in three chance of developing allergies yourself. If both your parents are allergic, the chances double.

The incidence of allergy has approximately doubled in the last thirty to forty years in almost every country in which it has been studied.

Don’t lose hope… what can you do about it?

The most effective method for reducing risk of illness through allergic response is to control the source of the trigger that causes the reaction.

If you have dust mites allergy, dust mite control is essential. Similarly, if you are allergic to pet hair, remove the cause, reduce the risk and the symptoms.

As part of a comprehensive allergy and asthma natural treatment strategy, dust mite bedding prevent exposure to house dust mites while your children and family sleep. Mould removal can stop coughing and provide welcome relief.

Avoid using toxic dust mite spray and use mattress cleaning professionals, Mitey Fresh, who understand dust mites and the environment they live in. Decrease humidity with a dehumidifier hire and reduce dust mites and their allergens in the home.

Cover mattresses with specifically designed and made, dust mites mattress protectors, providing welcome relief from dust mite allergy symptoms such as coughing and runny nose.


  • Carol Parr

    We’re glad you’re here. We’re Carol and Tony, founders of one of the longest running Healthy Home Blogs in the world, Mitey Fresh Australia. We’ve been on this journey for the last 25 years and are passionate about helping families sift through health hazards and triggers like allergens, mould, water damage, chemicals and EMFs, to get clarity about what’s toxic and what’s not so they can create a healthy and happy home for their family they love. Each month, people visit this blog seeking focus on the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, sustainable and effective practice tips and guides, to help create and manage healthier indoor spaces, improve the built environment that is pleasing to the senses and support healthy living and nature, every day. Starting this blog was to help change people’s lives, one family at a time, and we can’t wait to share how its allowed us to stand next to you and show you how interpreting these synergies between buildings and the environment they are built in will impact upon the health and well-being of those who occupy them. Find out more about Healthy Homes and what this blog can do for you!

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