Airborne allergens – also known as respiratory or inhaled allergens – are the most common, affecting approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. This includes seasonal and environmental irritants, both of which can change based on your region and surroundings.

In addition to spores and pollens from plants, indoor allergens like mold and dust can produce symptoms that range from minor to severe in affected individuals. A runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes are just a few symptoms commonly associated with inhaled antigens.

While the proper screening, identification and elimination of airborne allergens can provide relief for many, it’s important to first consult with a healthcare practitioner if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above.