Cockroach Allergy and Asthma

Can Cockroaches Cause Allergic Symptoms?

Cockroaches are big business for your local exterminator. They have the ability to shut down restaurants, businesses and can invade your home. Asthma and allergies are the most common diseases associated with cockroach infestations. Some people develop allergy symptoms when they are around cockroaches.

Additionally one in five children in the USA has severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens which increase the severity of asthma symptoms according to the National Institute of Environmental Heath Sciences.

Symptoms can include a stuffy nose, skin rash, coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath.

How to Treat a Cockroach Allergy

Visit your doctor to see if medicine such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays or eye drops can help relieve your symptoms. Your allergist may prescribe asthma medicine for asthma symptoms or even allergy shots. Also make sure to contact a pest control professional to get rid of the cockroach infestation.

For help with a cockroach infestation, contact American Pest Control today for a consultation.

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