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Fall Allergy Capitals

Dayton, Ohio, tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list as the toughest place to live in the fall for people with allergies, moving up from sixth in last year’s ranking.

Asthma Information - Special Types Of Asthma

A few types of asthma are special because they are caused due to certain special conditions like Exercise Induced Asthma, Hidden Asthma, Aspirin Sensitive Asthma, Occupational Asthma.

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

Pet Allergies - The Secret of Living With Your Allergies

It is very common for individuals with Asthma to be allergic to their pets. In this article, we will cover allergy relief steps you can take to help with pet allergies. Having pet allergies is common and you are not alone. Read On...

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

Is It Allergies Or a Chronic Sinus Infection?

For many people, the two most vibrant and colorful seasons, spring and fall, also bring a myriad of symptoms. Congestion, fatigue, sore throats, clogged ears, irritability and even coughing are constant companions. But do these symptoms stem from a cold or allergies or a chronic sinus infection? Som

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

Nutritional Supplements for Allergies

Why some people develop allergies to certain substances and the others do not, is not totally clear.It does seem that certain allergic responses, such as hay fever, have a genetic basis.An excess accumulation of mucus in the body, which attracts and stores the irritant, also contributes to or causes

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.

Banish Allergies by Cleaning Your Bed and Mattress

Allergies can be a real pain. Whether it is pollen, pet hair or dust mites, allergens can change peoples lifestyles due to their hypersensitive effects. Yet what many people do not know is that many allergies can be caused by having an unkempt bedroom, especially where they sleep. This guide will th

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.

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

New Drugs, Even a Cure for Asthma Possible

Current treatments for asthma and other allergic disorders may be good, but one researcher thinks they can get even better -- and even foresees a day when children might get an overall allergy vaccine that would 'cure' asthma.