Tips and Advice on Allergies

Suffering from an allergy? Allergies can be a source of frustrating symptoms and depending the type and seriousness, the consequences can be debilitating. Most remedies usually require a lifestyle change i.e. nut allergies would involve avoiding nuts forever.Over the years, we have covered hundreds of different allergies and documented the signs, causes and treatments for them. Please see our archive of allergy related articles below:

Top 3 Air Purifiers for Allergies

Monday, December 5th, 2011
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In the United States around 40 – 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with a variety of  allergies. These numbers may a low estimated due to the fact that many people may mistake their allergy symptoms for a cold. Symptoms of allergies may include experiencing red, swollen and itchy eyes, difficulty in breathing, runny nose, headaches, hives, wheezing, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Although allergies are typically not considered a serious health problem, there have been acute cases where they have lead to coma and even death. Fortunately, a solution to managing allergies exists. One way to manage allergies is to purchase an air purifier to clear the air of allergens. Read More→

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Aspirin Allergy

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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A bottle of aspirin is a common sight in first aid box kits or the medicine cabinet in bathrooms across the country. It is an over the counter medication that is typically the go-to drug for people suffering from fever, muscle pains, headaches and other types of pains that a person may be experiencing. This is because aspirin is a known antipyretic, analgesic as well as an antiplatelet. Aspirin is also prescribed for patients with rheumatic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, for stent implantation and as a prophylaxis to Myocardial Infarction. Despite the aspirin’s numerous uses, there are still a few complications that a person may experience while using this drug. One of those complications includes an aspirin allergy. Read More→

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The 5 Most Common Baby Allergies and Their Remedies

Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Babies may be adorable and cuddly but they’re also quite fragile in terms of health, which is one of the reasons why parents are bent on protecting their children at all costs. One welt leads the baby straight to the doctor’s office. Just one wheezing sound or a day-old rash can immediately send the parents into a sense of hysteria and panic. More often than not, the cause of these physical manifestations are baby allergies. Read More→

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Allergy Testing – How An Allergy Test Is Performed

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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After the crisp coldness of winter, putting on layers upon layers of clothes and sipping hot coco, you finally welcome spring with open arms. However, just when you are about to go outside and feel the refreshing warmth of sunshine envelop you, you start sneezing. Your nose starts to get runny and your eyes begin to get watery. All of a sudden, the niceties of summer become hell to you as you realize that you’re either suffering from a cold or allergies. In your mind, there’s only one way to be sure and that is through allergy testing. Read More→

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How to Use Neti Pot Cleansing for Colds and Allergies

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Neti pots are used for Jala Neti, which is an ancient cleansing technique in India. The literal translation of the word means water cleansing. It is a newly formed term that now means nasal irrigation and can be used to reduce the symptoms of colds and allergies . The idea is to fill the pot with warm saline solution, having similar concentration as body fluids. Read More→

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An In-Depth Look At Peanut Allergy Symptoms

Friday, April 29th, 2011
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When talking about an allergic reaction, it is considered to be an illness triggered by the body’s reaction to specific substances. When the body gets in contact to a substance that is perceived to be harmful, it immediately reacts by producing histamines to combat the allergens. But through this process, the individual exhibits the symptoms of an allergy. Read More→

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Milk Allergy Symptoms

Friday, April 29th, 2011
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Milk is a very vital fluid that we should include in our diet due to its richness in calcium that can help us maintain healthy bones. Furthermore, milk should always be included in the children’s diet plan in order for them to minimize the issues of growth gap. Unfortunately, there are instances when a person is manifesting milk allergy symptoms. This is definitely a big problem knowing that milk is a major contributor in attaining a healthy body. So what are the common milk allergy symptoms and how can manage this kind of health problem? Read More→

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Hazelnut Allergy Symptoms and Treatments

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Among the numerous tree nuts that can trigger allergic reactions, hazelnuts are one of the most common. Hazelnuts can be located in numerous food products such as pastries, cookies, chocolates, cakes, breakfast cereals, ice cream and even bread. However, the oil found in this nut can trigger hazelnut allergy to certain individuals. Experts believed that the oils that can usually cause allergic reactions are those processed at lower temperatures. Read More→

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Gluten Allergy Symptoms

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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If you are unfamiliar about what gluten is, it is actually a kind of protein that is commonly found in barley, rye, oat and wheat. Unfortunately, there are certain individuals who are experiencing some side effects upon consumption of those foods rich in gluten. These side effects can be classified under gluten allergy symptoms. Read More→

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Food Allergy Symptoms – Steps to Identify A Food Allergy

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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It is really beleaguering when you are suffering from food allergy symptoms. This condition can emerge when you eat something that you are allergic to and will begin to show up after how many minutes. There are also instances when the symptoms can be observed after how many hours. Typically, this case is sometimes misdiagnosed into other types of diseases that cannot be understood. Read More→

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Dairy Allergy Symptoms – Recognizing and Treating It

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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When an individual consumes a dairy product and he or she is allergic to these substances, the immune system will start to respond negatively to specific proteins found in milk. A lot of people believe that dairy allergy is congruent to lactose intolerance but that is entirely fallacious. Lactose intolerance is the absence of enzymes needed to digest lactose sugar that is found in milk and has no connection with the body’s immune system. On the other hand, dairy allergy symptoms can be more lethal than lactose intolerance. Read More→

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Chlorine Allergy Symptoms

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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If a person is allergic to chlorine and he ingested a substance containing this reactive element, chances are his immune system will react and will trigger an allergic reaction. Chlorine can be found in many agents which can include foods, paints, metal solvents, insecticides, antiseptics, drugs, water purifier, dyes and many more. That is why to prevent chlorine allergy symptoms, an individual must stay away from these agents if they contain chlorine. Read More→

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Cat Allergy Symptoms – 5 Ways to Stop Cat Allergies

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Just like any other allergies, cat’s fur or its dander can cause allergic reactions to certain individuals as well. When the fur or the dander enters the body of a person allergic to these things, the body detects a threat and creates allergens against them. Nonetheless, the allergens will become detrimental to the body as well since they can irritate the tissues, hence, leading to an allergic reaction. Read More→

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What Should You Eat If You Are Allergic to Yeast

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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When a person manifests an allergic reaction when eating specific food products, it is simply known as food allergy. Foods that can trigger allergies vary from one individual to another. To eschew being attacked by food allergy, it is imperative to eliminate the triggering food in the diet plan. Many people are allergic to yeast, so it is best to have a diet of foods that do not contain yeast. Read More→

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Flu Vaccine Egg Allergy – Information for the Patient

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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When many people think of allergy symptoms, they tend to think of those caused by plants, foods and similar items. However, allergic reaction can also occur with medications, including vaccinations for certain illnesses. One in particular is the flu vaccine egg allergy, not to be confused with an adverse reaction or a side effect. Although this may be rare, there can be severe anaphylaxis can occur because the shot actually contains a protein from eggs. Read More→

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Ways To Cure Dust Allergy

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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Allergy disease is caused due to allergen or antigen. This antigen stimulates hypersensitivity reaction. The immune system of humans protects the skin and body from these allergens but some people have higher level of sensitivity. When the allergen enters the body of such extra sensitive people, it causes allergy symptoms. Read More→

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What You Need To Know About Anaphylaxis

Sunday, April 10th, 2011
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Anaphylaxis is a medical condition wherein a rapidly developing and serious allergic reaction affects a number of different areas of the body at one time. It is the most severe form of allergic reaction and when not treated well could even be potentially fatal. Read More→

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Food Rash Allergy

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
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One of the many joys of life is the joy of eating. Many cultures even consider every meal time as a feast and a happy time for the family. This type of culture seem to be common all over the world. Being able to eat whatever food you desire is a privileged that everyone should have but unfortunately, not everyone can eat different types of food. Read More→

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Yeast Allergy Symptoms

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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Microbiology has contributed so many things to human beings. They have taught us the different behaviors of bacteria, they have taught us how to protect ourselves through medicines, and most importantly, they have taught us how to cook our food. Microbiology has helped us a lot and one of the most important discoveries that it has given mankind is the use of yeast. Read More→

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Common Food Allergies

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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The biggest problem that all of us will face in our lives will not be the absence of money, or the absence of food, or the absence of support system. The biggest problem that all people would face in their lives is the difficulty in breathing. Read More→

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Peanut Allergy

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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All of us are vulnerable to diseases and infections. No human being in this world was ever made to withstand anything that the environment has to offer and not get a disease or even a common cold. A person’s vulnerability is determined by how strong or weak his or her immune system really is. Read More→

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Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Some countries consider the month of May as national allergy month. It is that time of the year when people gather around in a venue to discuss about the recent trends in allergy treatment, research findings discussion, free health clinic, free medications and many more. Read More→

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Chlorine Allergy

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Have you ever heard of a swimmer who is allergic to chlorine? Well, many people have and his name is Ian Thorpe. This guy, also known as the THORPEDO, is an Australian freestyle swimmer who has won five Olympic Gold medals and the first person to ever win six gold medals in one world championship. This is an amazing achievement considering the fact that he used to be allergic to chlorine during his childhood days. Read More→

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Mold Allergy Treatment

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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The air that we breathe today is not the same type of air that we use to breathe ten years ago. With all the air pollution and all the chemicals that hang in the air, there is no way that people can be safe from the dangers of airborne diseases. One of the airborne diseases that have disturbed mankind is the mold allergy. Read More→

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Ragweed Allergy

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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If you think that you have had enough about all the common allergies that people have, then you have not heard enough because there are just too many of them. It is not well known why people have allergies. It may be because they are just are too sensitive to some things that other people are not. Among the more unknown allergies in the world is ragweed allergy. Read More→

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Cat Allergy Solutions

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
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Have you ever heard about the saying that there are several ways to skin a cat? It sounds kind of harsh doesn’t it? Well apparently people who are allergic to them would want to skin a cat if ever they saw one. People who are allergic to cats do not live a life with pets at home. Read More→

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How to Treat Hives

Monday, October 18th, 2010
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In most allergic reactions that occur in human beings, one of the most common manifestations would have to be hives. Hives, in the medical world, is also known as urticaria. This is defined as the kind of skin rash notable for dark red, raised, and itchy bumps. They are round or oval in shape and range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters. This is a cutaneous reaction associated with several different causes. Read More→

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Shellfish Allergy Symptoms

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
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“She sells seashells on the seashore”. This tongue twister reminds me so much about my innocent kindergarten years when we were taught how to speak without eating our words. Speaking of the sea and some shells, this phrase also reminds me about the time I ate shellfish and spent the rest of the week in the hospital. Read More→

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MSG Allergy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
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There are so many foods out there that no matter how much you try to avoid them, you still end up eating them. Food has a special “power” that lures people into eating them. Sometimes it’s as if they are calling your name. What could this power be and what is in many foods that makes it so tasty? It is no secret that the most common “power” that food has is the chemical component known as Monosodium Glutamate or MSG for short. Not all foods contain MSG since it is only used as a flavor enhancer and sometimes, people who prepare your food do not even need to use it. Read More→

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Nut Allergy Symptoms

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
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Living the daily routines of life is very boring. You get up from bed, change your clothes, work hard, go to sleep, and then the cycle continues the next day. Day after boring day, we live our lives for our survival. With the way things go, the only thing to lighten up our day is the break that we get from work and the having to finish a heavy meal. Food seems to bring out the best in people. Read More→

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