Occupational and Environmental Reactions

Having an adverse reaction while working or maneuvering in your local environment can be stressful and cause unnecessary worry. Many people may not be aware that their immediate environment may be causing them any kind of harm. However, these bodily reactions in response to your environment can help you determine and understand important aspects of your health. 

What Are Occupational Allergic Reactions?

Occupational allergic reactions are commonplace adverse reactions to workplace allergens or exposures. Depending on the field in which someone works, they may be exposed to a variety of chemicals, ingredients, or other allergens that may cause an allergic reaction. Some of the most common of which being skin allergies and compromised breathing. Oftentimes, the more a person is exposed to the allergen, the more permanent damage it can cause to certain areas of your body. The most common symptoms that those who are exposed to occupational allergens experience are:

  • Asthma
  • Nasal allergies
  • Rashes
  • Persistent or recurring headaches

Some severe cases may also cause anaphylaxis. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it is important to see a medical professional so that your symptoms do not worsen. 

What Are Environmental Allergic Reactions?

Environmental allergic reactions are immune system responses to something around you that normally isn’t harmful. These are symptom-triggered reactions that you may experience while going about your daily life. Some symptoms of adverse environmental allergic reactions include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Running nose
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches

Environmental allergic reactions are likely to be worse during certain times of the year such as the spring or the fall when outdoor allergens are at their most potent. If you have other diagnosed medical issues such as asthma, it could become severe or worsened by environmental changes. 

Antihistamines are great options for those who experience less severe allergic reactions as they can greatly lessen the severity of your allergies. Those who experience more severe reactions or have underlying health concerns may want to consult a doctor for their own unique treatment. 

How We Can Help

When you come to the medical professionals at Allergy Associates, we will put forth all of our efforts into understanding what may be triggering your occupational and environmental reactions and how to move forward with your treatment. Our goal is to provide you with the best comprehensive treatment for your case. This could be either with medication or topical treatments. We will also take into consideration your opinion and your thoughts on your treatment plan. We are willing to collaborate with you on your health in order to make this process as easy and comfortable for you as possible. 

Why Choose Us

Our experts take great care in performing tests to understand what may be causing your occupational and environmental reactions. It is important to us that we understand your specific case so that we can create the most beneficial treatment possible so that you can go back to living normally. We understand that these issues can be difficult, which is why the professionals at Allergy Associates will go the extra mile to give you the best care possible.