5 Allergy Myths Debunked

Statistics show that over fifty million people in the US suffer from various allergies. This means their immune system is hypersensitive to particular triggers in the environment. The triggers include foods, pets, pollen, insect stings, latex, and certain medications. Allergies may also be inherited. Numerous myths are flying around about allergies. Most people lack an [...]

Nasal Allergies

Up to 40% of children in the United States have nasal allergies according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).These children likely have persistent sneezing along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms, known as “allergic rhinitis” are more likely to develop if either one or both parents have allergies. Nasal allergies can be [...]

Shellfish allergies

    Shellfish allergies are a much greater problem than fish allergies, because it is much more common and causes a greater severity of anaphylaxis than most other allergies. Shellfish allergies are rare in children, it generally develops during adulthood and is lifelong in virtually all sufferers. Those who are allergic to one shellfish are generally allergic [...]

The hidden allergens that could be causing your allergies

When you get a sudden onslaught of teary eyes, hacking cough or sniffles, it is easy to think it is pollen or ragweed in the air, or even your friends pet, But what about health problems like insomnia, fatigue, headaches, weight gain or digestive problems. The cause for these problems can also be allergies.     There [...]

Food Allergy An Overview

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Tips for Avoiding Food Allergies

“Knowledge” is key to keeping yourself and others safe from food allergens. It is necessary to think about allergen avoidance at every meal and social gathering. Accidents can happen, but being educated and prepared goes a long way in maintaining safety. Constant vigilance is needed to consider the safety of foods at each meal and [...]

Does A Peanut Allergy mean an Allergy to Seeds also?

First, let's learn the confusing meaning of nuts, seeds and legumes. This is especially confusing for allergic patients (and parents) who are trying to decide what foods to avoid. For example, "legume" is used to describe peanut as well as peas, chickpeas, and soy, yet also includes wattles and the black bean tree of Queensland. [...]

Can my baby be allergic to my breastmilk?

The simplified answer is, No, your baby cannot be allergic to your breastmilk. Instead, however, your baby can possibly be allergic or sensitive to a protein in mom's milk due to something in mom's diet. In the rare instances this occurs, the most common culprit is cow's milk (ice cream, cheese, smoothies, etc.) While this [...]

Spring means allergy misery for some

Spring usually is a welcomed time of year, but for some people with seasonal allergies it means sneezes, congestion, runny noses and other symptoms that make them feel miserable. About 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy, the most common of which presents itself this time of year when triggers such as tree [...]

New Evidence for Vibration Allergies

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a genetic mutation that causes for a very rare type of allergy - an allergy to vibration. The team of scientists, who were specifically housed at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) published their [...]