Some people are allergic to carpets – new and/or old carpets. There are a number of reasons why a person can have these carpet allergies. The symptoms of carpet allergies could also vary among patients and between types of carpet allergies.
- Symptoms of carpet allergies include:
- Asthma and other breathing problems
- Rashes and hives
- Itchy or rough skin patches
- Eye irritation
- It is important to take note of these allergy symptoms to ensure that the patient can be brought to a physician should there be any danger that the allergy is severe.
What are the Allergy Symptoms of a Old Carpet
- An old carpet is often the breeding ground of dust mites, bacteria, molds, and other microorganisms. This is also the place where hair, pet fur, and other items can collect.
- These microorganisms and items can cause allergies with symptoms such as:
- Eye irritation
- Breathing problems
- Itchiness and rough skin
Allergy Symptoms of a New Carpet
- A new carpet could be exuding fumes, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds that could pollute the air in the room. These could cause allergies, too.
- Symptoms of new carpet allergy are:
- Breathing difficulties
- Respiratory problems such as coughing
- Rashes and itchy skin
Carpet Allergy Rash
- When the patient develops rashes after exposure to new/old carpets, then he/she could possibly have carpet allergies.
- These rashes are often located on the area that came in contact with the carpet but may also be spread all over the body in some cases.
How to Treat Carpet Allergy
- Treatment could include
- Medication for asthma or breathing problems
- Antibiotics if the allergy is caused by bacteria.
- Topical creams may also be useful in reducing or treating itchiness and rough skin.