What are Allergies
What are Allergies

People who suffer from allergies need to be conscious of their condition every day. Both at work and away from it.

Common allergens can cause severe allergic reactions at work. Therefore, we’ll discuss two common allergens that can cause this.

Common allergens include dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, insect bites, latex and food. Some can cause problems at work if they cause an allergic reaction.

What are insect sting allergies called?

Common causes of workplace allergic reactions include insect bites.

Some people experience significant reactions to being bitten by an insect. These can range from mild redness and a small bump to life-threatening conditions such as anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused by exposure to any allergen. It causes rapid heart rate, low blood pressure and difficulty breathing— hence the name “life-threatening.”

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology claims that five insect species are most likely to cause allergic reactions in the United States. These are yellow jackets, bees, wasps and fire ants.

Of course, the best way to protect yourself from these annoying insects is to avoid them altogether. If you work outdoors, look around your work area for nests or other areas where these insects might be safe. Also, wear clothing that covers most of your skin since this can help in case you need to identify any nests.

It’s crucial to have a personal protective equipment pen readily available in the workplace in case of an allergic reaction to an insect sting.

What are food allergies?

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America claims that over 200,000 emergency rooms visits annually are made due to food allergies. Additionally, 10,000 people are hospitalized annually due to food allergies.

Many foods can cause allergic reactions due to the many different types of foods involved.

People commonly allergic to food include fish, eggs, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and milk. So it’s necessary to be aware of what’s going into one’s body.

Avoid foods that contain the allergen to reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.

Food allergies can lead to anaphylaxis, which causes a severe allergic reaction. It’s important to be aware of people who have food allergies so you can keep from accidentally contaminating them. This is so the allergen doesnPARAPHRASE: can provoke an allergic reaction in someone with a high degree of sensitivity.

What are work allergies?

It’s important for employees in management positions to inform their superiors about any allergies they may have. This is because proper treatment for severe allergic reactions is critical— it can even save lives. Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical attention including an adrenaline injection and a trip to the hospital emergency room. Employers aren’t required to report allergens under HIPPA; however, it’s still recommended.

Deaths from anaphylaxis can be prevented with proper treatment.

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