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Allergies & Asthma : Health & Medical

Asthma Triggers: Stress

Forces from the outside world that are sometimes impossible to avoid create stress, and individuals deal with it in different ways. The effects of stress can be quite damaging to the health of our bodies; especially if you have a preexisting condition such as asthma. The American Lung Association ex

Chronic Asthma Treatment - More Common Than You Think

Those of us who are fortunate enough to have never needed chronic asthma treatment will probably not understand what a patient goes through in an asthmatic attack. The word 'asthma' is itself a derivative of a Greek word that means 'panting'. In asthmatics, this is caused, not by

Understanding Hypersensitivity Reactions

However, hypersensitivity is not all about allergies because the immune system can react differently to various types of stimuli, largely in terms of the mechanisms involved and the time taken to produce a reaction. There are four specific classifications of hypersensitivity reactions.

Allergies And Insomnia - Are Your Allergies Keeping You Up at Night?

Insomnia includes both the problem of not being able to sleep at night, as well as waking up and staying awakeduring the night.Causes are many, and allergies can be one of the causes. For example, allergies can irritate the respiratory system, causing you to wake up.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a rare,generalized,potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to a particular substance (allergen) to which individuals have previously developed an extreme sensitivity (hypersensitivity). The reaction typically occurs within seconds or minutes or,more rarely,up to a few hours aft

Understanding Childhood Allergies

For centuries parents have fretted over their children's childhood allergies.From peanuts to milk, there are a great many allergies that can plague a child in their early years. Understanding the causes and treatment of childhood allergies.

Why Do We Suffer During Hay Season?

Most people ask 'why do we suffer during hay season'. Well the simplest explanation we know of is when the seasons change there is an increase in pollen. Research that has recently been done is stating that there are only certain plants that are contributing to hey fever and allergies.

Perfume Allergies

In the last few years, there have been emergent concerns about the allergic potential and the toxicity of a lot of raw materials used in fragrances. The issue is pretty sensitive; however any chemical taken in large amounts would harm you. As a matter of fact, the doses of chemicals in colognes or p

Allergy Symptoms Caused by Swimming

While chlorine is used in pools to prevent the growth of bacteria and the spread of possible infections, it is also a highly toxic chemical that can trigger severe reactions. As a result, some people may experience allergy-like symptoms during or after a swim.

Food Allergies Facts

True food allergy affects about 2% of the population. It's important to distinguish an allergy from an intolerance to avoid unnecessary food restrictions.Read on to learn symptoms of food allergies.

Natural Asthma Cure - Asthma Homeopathic Treatment

With the numerous and latest natural remedies and alternative medicines for asthma conditions, there is always the so-called natural asthma cure. However, in reality, there is no real cure for asthma conditions.

‘Egg Therapy’ May Help Allergic Kids

Exposing children with egg allergies to egg in a carefully-controlled setting can dramatically reduce and even eliminate potentially life-threatening allergic reactions for some children, new federally funded research shows.

Allergy Prevention Politics

Just how much should government get involved in regulating food in stores and restaurants to prevent food allergies? I think most shoppers and consumers would agree that stringent rules for listing ingredients for foods should be enforced and followed but what about when it comes to banning foods an

Is It Possible to Prevent Allergies?

Prevent Different Allergies Using Different Methods - Know simple methods to prevent various types of allergies - Allergies are a malfunction of the immune system where innocuous pollen, mold, food or dust is treated as a threat. Allergic reactions involve the antibody called IgE, which has the abil

Living With Pet Dander Allergies

Do you have dander allergies? Do you also have a pet? With 70% of all US households having pets, chances are you may. Did you know that 10% of the population is allergic to animals?

Scientific Reasons Vinegar Helps Relieve Heartburn

Heartburn symptoms are experienced by almost everyone at some point. Occasional heartburn is annoying but usually not a serious threat to your health or lifestyle. However, many people suffer from heartburn on a regular basis, and often the discomfort is severe. This is cause for concern because ser

Asthma Attack And Treatment

What treatment to follow during an asthma attack? Besides conventional allopathic treatment, several alternative treatments have gained popularity due to their promising results.

Blood Testing for Allergies

Blood testing for allergies is sometimes performed instead of skin tests. Find out why.