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Synonyms for dander

a tendency to become angry or irritable

Synonyms for dander

small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people

a feeling of anger and animosity


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Our results are generally consistent with previous studies in Puerto Rico, but they are unique in several important aspects: 1) they emphasize the relevance o f mite sensitivity in association with rhinitis and asthma history; 2) they identify an association between rhinitis and mosquito sensitivity; 3) and they highlight an association between animal dander sensitivity and rhinitis.
Other allergens apart from pollen that cause allergic rhinitis include house dust mite and animal dander. House dust mites are common in households with central heating and carpeting, and people who are allergic to them tend to have symptoms all year round.
Research suggests that exposure to allergens--including dust mites, animal dander (shed skin flakes), mold and cockroaches--is common in U.S.
Filtering material can also be placed over heating outlets to trap animal dander. Eliminating tobacco smoke from the home is the single most important thing that a family can do to help a child with asthma.
"This 20 minute procedure involves pricking your skin with minute amounts of a number of specific allergens like mold spores, pollen, dust mites or animal dander. When the results are positive, a small bump may occur on the skin, accompanied by itchiness," says Dr Rajeev Sekhri, senior consultant, skin allergies department, Fortis Hospital, Noida.
Asthma also may be triggered by airborne allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, cockroach and mouse droppings, and animal dander (shed skin flakes from pets).
Some precautions to take include avoiding sweating or overheating; scratchy materials such as wool or other irritants; harsh soaps, detergents and solvents; environmental factors that trigger allergies such as pollens, molds, mites and animal dander; foods that cause allergies; and last, but not least, trying to avoid stress--which is easier said than done in our time-crunched society.
PAR occurs throughout the year and is typically caused by such indoor allergens as dust mites, mold and animal dander.
This IgE-allergen specificity explains why one person is allergic only to dust mites, while another person tolerates dust mites but is allergic to animal dander. Why one person has a predilection for a certain allergen and another person has a proclivity for another is not understood.
If it's not possible to keep your pet outside, keep it out of your bedroom and other rooms where you spend a lot of time to limit your contact with animal dander. Regularly grooming and washing your pet also can help.
* allergens such as pollen (plant dust), mold, dust, animal dander (skin flakes), dust mites, and cockroach droppings
A variety of situations, such as allergen exposure (e.g., pollen, dust mites, animal dander, house dust, cockroach droppings or mold, etc.), infections (colds, upper respiratory illnesses, etc), exercise, changes in the weather, and exposure to airway irritants (e.g., cold air, chemicals, tobacco smoke) can trigger symptoms.
Potential sources of indoor air pollution include central heating, cooling and dehumidification systems; household cleaning and maintenance products; outdoor sources such as pesticides; biological contaminants such as animal dander, mold and cockroaches; formaldehyde from fabrics, pressed wood products and insulation; styrene found in adhesives, foam, lubricants, plastics carpets and insulation; and paint-strippers.
"Carpeting collects and holds dirt, dust, and animal dander, and it's hard to get it really clean," says Janet Nolen, assistant vice president for national policy and advocacy at the American Lung Association.
Despite the fact that air cleaners have been marketed for more than 20 years, there is still scientific controversy about whether they reduce the allergic reactions produced by larger particles such as pollen, house-dust allergens, molds and animal dander. These particles tend to accumulate as dust on surfaces in the home.
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