Piriton

Frequently asked questions about Piriton


What is an allergy?

An allergy is the response of the body’s immune system to a usually harmless substance called an allergen. Allergens include pollen, house dust mites, pet dander (e.g. tiny flakes of dead skin), food, etc.

What is hayfever?

An allergy is the response of the body’s immune system to a usually harmless substance called an allergen. Allergens include pollen, house dust mites, pet dander (e.g. tiny flakes of dead skin), food, etc.

What is an 'airborne allergy'?

One of the most common forms of allergy is provoked by tiny particles suspended, unseen, in the air that we breathe. Airborne allergies can be caused by:

  1. ✓ Pollen
  2. ✓ Mould spores
  3. ✓ House dust mites
  4. ✓ Pet dander
  5. ✓ Air pollution

Are there different types of allergies?

There are a number of different types of allergies. Some are seasonal or only occur intermittently whereas some people can suffer all year round.

How can I treat my symptoms?

There are different products available to help manage your allergy symptoms.

How do allergies affect different parts of the body?

Allergy symptoms vary greatly from person to person and even from one experience to another. To a certain extent, the symptoms depend on the allergen to which you have been exposed, and the parts of the body that are affected.