200+ Allergens - What Causes Allergies – Claratyne®

200+ Allergens

From your beautiful garden to your furry friends, there are over 200 different airborne allergens out there that can cause allergies to flare up. Learn more about these triggers and find out how Claratyne® allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
products can help relieve your symptoms.

What Are Airborne Allergies?

The 200+ different airborne allergens come from four categories, including animals, mouldX mould
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
, dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
, and the pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
from grass, trees, weeds and flowers.

These sources of airborne allergens are light so they can travel through the air and stick to your clothes and hair. In fact, ragweed pollen has been found as far as 650 kilometres out to sea and three kilometres up in the atmosphere. And one study showed the most common cat allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
was detected in 100 percent of airplane seats tested.1

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TYPES OF ALLERGIES

grass

GRASS POLLEN

Not all grass species cause allergic reactions. Unfortunately, grasses that are highly allergenic are common on lawns and in fields. They include:

  • Ryegrass
  • Bahia Grass
  • Bermuda/Couch Grass
  • Cocksfoot/Orchard Grass
  • Timothy Grass
  • Kentucky Blue/June Grass

Grass PollenX Pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
Tip

Keep your lawn cut short to help prevent grass from flowering and releasing pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
.

Animal

ANIMAL DANDER

The proteins in an animal’s skin flakes, saliva and urine trigger allergies. Animal with fur or feathers can produce these allergens, but the most common are species people tend to keep as pets, such as:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Rabbits
  • Mice, gerbils and guinea pigs
  • Birds

Pet Dander Tip
Being exposed to pets at an early age may help you avoid pet allergies.

MOULD

MOULD SPORES

MouldX Mould
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
can be found indoors or out. It grows anywhere it has moisture, air and organic compounds to eat. It spreads by releasing fine spores into the air that trigger allergies. Common types of allergenic mouldX mould
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
include:

  • Alternaria: Thrives on wood, plants and vegetation
  • Aspergillus: Common in compost piles and decaying leaves
  • Cladosporium: Grows on soil and decaying organic matter
  • Penicillium: Thrives on old food and decaying vegetation

Mould Spores Tip
Use mould-killing cleaners regularly in damp rooms such as laundry rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

DUST

DUST MITES

Dust allergies are caused by microscopic spider-like mites that eat dead skin flakes. They are present in almost every home and are harmless — unless, of course, you are allergic. The most common type of dust mite found in Australian homes is Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. 

Dust MitesX Dust Mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
 Tip

Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
 “drink” by absorbing moisture through their skin. Keeping your home’s humidity low will reduce their numbers.

WEED

WEED POLLEN

Weed pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
— particularly ragweed pollen — is considered the most allergenic of all plant pollens. Weeds are everywhere, and wind can carry their pollen for hundreds of kilometres. Here are some of the most common allergenic weeds:

  • Ragweed
  • Parthenium Weed
  • Paterson's Curse
  • Pellitory/Asthma Weed
  • Plantain

Weed PollenX Pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
Tip

Removing weeds in your garden helps, but weed pollen is everywhere. Monitor pollen forecasts before going out.

TREE

TREE POLLEN

Many common types of trees reproduce by releasing vast quantities of pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
into the air. Just like with weeds, it can be next to impossible to escape a tree pollen allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
. Stay indoors and keep windows closed when the pollen forecast is high. 
Common allergenic trees include:

  • Australian Pine
  • Bottlebrush
  • English Oak
  • Olive Tree
  • Paper-bark Tea Tree 

Tree PollenX Pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
Tip

Replace allergy-causing trees on your property with fruit trees that rely on insects for pollination.

Claratyne® Provides 24-Hour Relief of Symptoms That Can Be Triggered by These Allergens

To understand how Claratyne® provides 24-hour, non-drowsy relief from allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms, it’s important to know what causes an allergic reaction. When you take a breath or rub your nose or eyes, allergens enter your body and your immune systemX immune system
The body’s defense system that protects us against infections and foreign substances.
triggers a hypersensitivity reaction. To get rid of the substance it thinks is harmful, your body undergoes various reactions and releases inflammatory mediators like histamineX histamine
A naturally occurring substance that is released by the immune system after being exposed to an allergen. When you inhale an allergen, mast cells located in the nose and sinus membranes release histamine. Histamine then attaches to receptors on nearby blood vessels, causing them to enlarge (dilate)…
.

When the histamine binds to receptors on other cells in your body, it causes you to experience allergy symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, itchy nose or throat, nasal congestion and sinus pressure.

How Claratyne® Works

Claratyne® is an antihistamineX antihistamine
Medication that relieves symptoms of sneezing, itching and runny nose by blocking histamine receptors.
so it hinders the cascade triggered by allergens. By hindering this cascade, Claratyne® relieves allergy symptoms that can be caused by 200+ different airborne allergens.

When to Take Claratyne®

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Claratyne® provides 24-hour relief of symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and itchy skin that can be triggered by over 200 different allergens.

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REFERENCES

  1. Martin IR, Wickens K, Patchett K, et al. Cat allergenX allergen
    A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
    levels in public places in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 1998;111(1074):356-358.

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