Atopy is a condition in which multiple ‘systems’ (airway, skin, eyes, ears) may become inflamed and pruritic (itchy) because to some animals, “ground level micropollution” breaks out their skin and surfaces, like pink insulation does to me.
Imagine how you would lick your feet if you walked barefoot in pink insulation all day?
How your sinuses would run down the back of your throat (post-nasal-drip) if you lived in a house with exposed insulation.
Atopy can even affect the ears and eyes.
Here’s my latest discussion in two, succinct pages that talk about Atopy and some new ideas I’ve had, and the second page talks about some treatments.