A recent report by the American Academy of Dermatology found that over 2.6 million people in the United States are believed to have wind-specific allergies, which include hay fever, hay fever rash, and the rarer but still potentially life-threatening hay fever.
These reactions occur when the body reacts to a high-altitude wind.
The allergens included in this list include: wind-derived proteins, and their metabolites, including polyphenols, amino acids, and other proteins.
Wind-derived allergens are most common in the Northeast and Midwest.
While the majority of people who have allergies have hay fever or hay rash, people who suffer from these reactions also have other allergic reactions to pollen, dust, and dust mites.
The majority of these reactions occur in the upper respiratory tract.
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