The number of people with allergies is increasing. It is estimated that over 50% of people in the UK suffer from allergies of one kind or another, and allergy is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the US.
Allergies involve an inappropriate immune response. Exposure to a variety of substances, which may not cause any reaction in the majority of individuals, can result in sneezing, coughing, wheezing and itching in sensitised people. The substances causing these reactions are called allergens. They can include, for example, house dust mites, pet hair, pollen and fungal spores.
Controlling allergies involves not only taking medication to counter the symptoms of allergy, but also controlling exposure to the allergens that trigger allergies in the first place. One of the most significant environmental triggers for allergic reactions is house dust mite allergen. This can cause rhinitis, eczema and asthma. Over 85% of asthmatic children have been found to be sensitive to house dust mite allergens.
ActivAllergy Mite-Alert is available in the UK through:
- Medivac Healthcare Limited.
- Omni Nutraceuticals.
- ActivAllergy Mite-Alert Kit Formats
The following kit formats are available:
ActivAllergy Starter PackActivAllergy Starter Pack
The starter pack kit includes the mini vac (a hand held device to vacuum up the dust sample), 2 disposable tests and the batteries to get you up and running in no time. Also included are comprehensive instructions on how to use ActivAllergy!
ActivAllergy Refill Pack
This refill pack contains 5 disposable test cartridges. (A new cartridge is needed each time you conduct a test.)
ActivAllergy Combined Pack
Save £5 when you buy the combined pack; this includes the starter pack and the refill pack of 5 disposable tests.
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