Local Chiropractors Discuss: Types of Allergies

April 4, 2014

Types Of Allergies

It’s estimated that 60 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy. That’s 1 out of 4. It’s the 5th highest chronic disease in America and the 3rd most common chronic disease in children. Many people suffer from more than one allergy type.

Indoor/Outdoor Allergies
Pollen from trees, grass and weeds are in the indoor/outdoor allergy category. Other common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are mold spores, dust mites, and cat, dog and rodent dander. About 75% of people with allergies have indoor/outdoor allergies. The most common pet allergy is cat dander.

Skin Allergies
Skin allergies are another common allergy. The most common causes of skin allergies are plants like poison oak, ivy and sumac. Allergic reactions can also be caused by skin contact with latex, cockroachs and dust mites, and even some foods. Skin allergies are the main allergy for about 7% of allergy sufferers.

Food & Drug Allergies
While we hear a lot about food and drug allergies, they’re the primary allergy of only about 6% of allergy sufferers. Food allergies are more common in children. Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish are responsible for 90% of all food allergies. Food allergies claim over 200 lives yearly.

When it comes to common drug allergies, penicillin is the winner. Almost 400 Americans die every year from allergies to penicillin.
Some people have allergies in a single category and others suffer from allergies in multiple categories. If you are an allergy sufferer, discuss your triggers and symptoms with your chiropractor. Some types of allergies respond remarkably well to chiropractic care.

For more information contact:
Dr’s Brad and Mandy Pearce
Pewaukee Family Chiropractic
1001 Cecelia Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-695-9206
Email: pewaukeefamilychiropractic@hotmail.com

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Filing period begins for city, town and school seats in Waukesha 02:00 PM

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Would it be OK to see state-football games played other than in Madison? 12:13 PM

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in November 11:00 AM

» Alderwoman Joan Francoeur isn't seeking another term 11/30

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 11/30

» Waukesha woman given probation for selling drugs from home 11/30

» Woman rescued from vehicle in Fox River downtown Waukesha 11/27

» Waukesha Police Report: Dec. 3, 2015 issue 11/27

» Later paper delivery for Waukesha Now's Nov. 26, 2015 issue 11/25

» Despite Meijer's request for a change, Waukesha stores must continue to sell liquor in separate area 11/25

» Reports of people dressed as clowns raise concerns in Waukesha Updated:  11/24

» Downtown Waukesha glows under LED snowflakes Updated:  11/24

» Waukesha Police Report: Nov. 26, 2015 issue 11/23

» New rule trickles into Waukesha's water conservation efforts 11/23

» Early deficit, long Homestead drive ends Waukesha West's title hopes 11/21

» 2015 Waukesha Christmas Parade, tree lighting kicks off holiday festivities 11/20

» Mistakes haunt Catholic Memorial in heartbreaking title-game loss 11/20

» Man found guilty of igniting standoff with police to enter treatment for mental illness Updated:  11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Waukesha Police Report: Nov. 19, 2015 issue Updated:  11/19

» Local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick national champion will be grand marshal in Waukesha Christmas Parade 11/19

» Judge: prison for woman who stole $21,000 from bank customers, climbed through ceiling for drugs Updated:  11/19

» Complaint: Teenager pointed gun at woman inside Waukesha apartment 11/18

» Woman reportedly cracked glass bowl over daughter's head during argument in Waukesha Updated:  11/17

» Waukesha man accused of collecting, sharing child porn for 13 years Updated:  11/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory



What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.