Cockroach Allergy

A cockroach allergy is a common triggerer of allergy and asthma. Cockroaches contain a protein that is an allergen for many people. The body parts, saliva and waste of cockroaches are allergens.

Typical cockroach allergy symptoms includes Coughing, Nasal congestion, Skin rash, Wheezing, Ear infection,Sinus infection.

If cockroach allergy triggers asthma in an individual , they may also experience Difficulty in breathing, Chest tightness or pain, whistling or wheezing sound when breathing out, Trouble sleeping due to shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing.

To diagnose a cockroach allergy, doctor may give a physical exam and discuss about the symptoms. If  doctor thinksthat a person  have a cockroach allergy, he or she may suggest a skin prick test or a specific IgE blood test. In some cases allergist may consider Immunotherapy (allergy shots). Immunotherapy is a long-term treatment that can help prevent or reduce the severity of allergic reactions. It can change the course of allergic disease by reducing the body’s immune response to allergens.