Allergies (Basics)

  • May 22, 2018

    How Can You Treat Your Allergy-Induced Sore Throat?

    An allergic reaction to airborne particles like dust or pollen may cause various symptoms ranging from mild to severe. A sore throat does not fall into the category of the most typical allergy symptoms, but it does occur some allergic people. And while the sore throat you used to have...

  • May 19, 2018

    Why Shouldn’t You Mix Benadryl and Alcohol?

    Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, may cause a range of annoying symptoms, such as a runny nose, constant sneezing, red, itchy or watery eyes, and others. If you have a seasonal allergy, you most likely know that there is no cure for this condition. However, you can still reduce...

  • May 15, 2018

    7 Unusual Allergen Sources

    Allergy to sun may not be as common as pollen or dust mite allergies, but the sun does trigger allergic reaction in a certain number of people. There are even more unusual allergens out there, including cosmetics, cell phone, tattoos, shoes leathers, et cetera, et cetera. Here, we will talk...

  • May 11, 2018

    How Do Allergies Change Over Time?

    Allergies of different kinds affect hundreds of millions of people all over the world. While we still don’t know much about them, allergies are becoming more and more common.   Fortunately, according to experts, as we get older, changes happening in our bodies and in external environment affect the way...

  • May 10, 2018

    Natural Sources of Histamines and Their Role in Allergies

    If you or someone in your family has an allergy, you’ve most likely heard about antihistamines. They are one of the most commonly used medications for allergy treatment. As stated in their name, these meds work by blocking histamines – chemicals produced by the immune system, when an allergic person...

  • May 9, 2018

    What Do You Know About Sneezing?

    Most people, with or without allergies, sneeze almost every day, even several times a day, without even noticing it. You may sneeze at specific moments, or it may just happen out of nowhere. In this article, we will study the causes of sneezing, look at a number of interesting facts...

  • May 3, 2018

    Can You Receive Allergy Shots During Pregnancy?

    Allergen immunotherapy, which is also known as allergy shots or desensitization, is one of the most effective treatments for allergies. The technique was developed more than a century ago, and since then it has been used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis and venom...

  • May 1, 2018

    Pros and Cons of Rush Immunotherapy for Allergies

    Allergy immunotherapy (commonly referred to as “allergy shots”) is one of the most effective methods of allergy treatment. Chances are you have heard about types of immunotherapy called rush immunotherapy or cluster immunotherapy, which are supposed to provide results more rapidly than regular allergy shots.   In this article, we...

  • April 20, 2018

    How Can You Use Yoga for Seasonal Allergies?

    Seasonal nasal allergies can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional well-being. The main cause of seasonal allergies is airborne pollen produced by plants as part of the reproduction process. Tree pollen is a common trigger of allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) during the spring season, while grass...

  • April 17, 2018

    What Is the Latex-Fruit Syndrome?

    Some people allergic to latex may also develop reactions after eating certain foods (such as fruits and nuts), while those who first develop an allergy to these foods may also have a latex allergy. This condition is called “the latex-fruit syndrome” and it can be explained by a phenomenon known...

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