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Online magazine and resource for allergy sufferers offering latest news and information on different types of allergies and treatments.

Last Build Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:40:30 +0000


Allergy to Smoke: Myth or Reality

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:40:30 +0000

For some people just the sight of smoke is enough to start a long list of symptoms, including blocked nose, sneezing and watery eyes. From the symptoms, you may think that you’re experiencing an allergic reaction and assume you have an allergy to a constituent of the smoke. This article will review current knowledge about [...]

Essential Oils for Allergy Relief

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:28:08 +0000

Aromatherapy is probably one of the most popular forms of alternative treatments, to provide relief for a wide variety of conditions, from varicose veins to dental problems. Allergies is another condition which aromatherapists claim they can treat with a long list of different essential oils, but actually medical research is limited and only a few [...]

Synthetic Fabrics and Allergies

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:20:57 +0000

The type of textile fibres used in clothing can be a cause of allergic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin, ranging from simple localised redness and itchiness to more serious skin lesions. Usually starts in the first years of life, with many babies experiencing sensitive skin. Here we review current knowledge about this [...]

When Are Allergies Worse During The Day

Thu, 02 May 2013 18:51:56 +0000

This is scenario that most of those that suffer from allergies and hay fever in particular, are familiar with. Even before any grass is growing, before any pollen is seen in the air, the symptoms are already present. However, interestingly, with regards to the severity of the symptoms, most patients report a pattern during the [...]

Allergies to House Plants

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:48:00 +0000

Having ornamental plants is a popular choice to add colour and variety to your house or work place, but for some people just being in close proximity to plants is enough to trigger an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, this is an area poorly researched and, in many cases, the actual allergen has not been identified yet. [...]

Iodine Allergy: It’s not the same as Seafood Intolerance!

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:31:19 +0000

The term “iodine allergy” is regularly used as a collective denomination to explain adverse reactions to iodine, ranging from seafood allergies to reactions to iodine-based medical X-rays or other medical interventions. In fact, it’s common for people to think that is the iodine in seafood that is the cause of their allergy, but this is [...]

Fever from Allergies: Allergy-induced Low-grade Temperature

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:14:41 +0000

A challenging diagnostic for your doctor For most people, fever is not a symptom that is immediately associated with allergies, although your doctor could probably tell you that many allergy sufferers also complain from long-lasting low-grade fever. There is some evidence to support the idea that allergies can predispose a person to developing infections, which [...]

MSG and Allergy: Science Looking for a Culprit for Over 40 Years

Thu, 31 May 2012 20:20:38 +0000

In 1968, the New England Journal of Medicine received a letter from scientist Robert Kwok describing a series of symptoms experienced by himself every time he had a meal at a Chinese restaurant. Fittingly, he named it “Chinese restaurant syndrome”. The syndrome, he explained, usually begins 15-20 minutes after ingesting the food and lasts for [...]

Why Do Allergies Make You Cough?

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:19:35 +0000

There are literally millions of “bugs” that can make us ill, but generally speaking, we remain healthy most of the time and for that we have to thank our immune system. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending how you look at it, the immune system has evolved to be able to catch all intruders that come in [...]

Is It Skin Irritation or Allergy to Detergent and Laundry Soap?

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:02:31 +0000

Nowadays, people have become so wary of a skin irritation known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). Clinically speaking, the Mayo Clinic defines contact dermatitis as a condition wherein there is skin inflammation which manifests as rashes. These rashes result when your skin comes in contact with substances that cause either skin irritation or allergic reaction. [...]