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Spring is finally here, and along with the gorgeous weather comes pollen. Many allergy sufferers know all too well the symptoms of hay fever, caused by pollen released from budding trees and plants. The airborne pollen is easily inhaled through the nose and mouth, and for sensitive people, it can cause a series of miserable symptoms.
When the seasons start to change – particularly from winter to spring – do you notice that you’re easily congested, with itchy, watery eyes? If this sounds familiar, you may be one of the millions of Americans affected by seasonal allergies. Keep reading to find out how you can lessen your symptoms and be allergy-free.
Have you ever experienced a runny nose, congestion and itchy eyes - but don't have the other tell-tale signs of the flu or a cold? Maybe you’ve developed a sudden rash, or dry sensitive skin. These symptoms can all be an indication of some form of allergy. And you may not even know you have one! If you’re one of the more than 30 percent of Americans who suffer from allergies, there are many ways to help ease your suffering.
For the majority of us, popping a couple aspirin is our go-to solution for a headache, body ache or fever. In fact, statistics reveal that the world’s population downs about 100 billion tablets every year. But for those of us with sensitivity to aspirin, this quick-fix is just a quick way to magnify your pain. Itchy skin and hives, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, hyperactivity, and difficulty breathing are just a few of the indicators of an “allergic” or pharmacological reaction; and all these symptoms can be attributed to one key ingredient: salicylates.
Allergy season is in full swing this year, and with a vengeance. With pollen levels reaching new highs, your allergies may have felt worse
compared to recent years. If that's the case, make sure you hit the gym a few extra times because guess what? Aside from all the other factors you have to consider when fitting into your skinny jeans, now allergies have been shown to cause weight gain.
Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19) is the perfect time to take a look at just how serious food allergies and their implications are. A great example of this, not to mention a big eye-opener, is a report that shows us just how much food allergies are costing us each year.
It's that time of year again. Spring is here, as evidenced by the last signs of snow and cold weather, the birds chirping, the sun staying out longer, the warm days filled with cool air, the naked trees blossoming into their beautiful, complete selves once again . . . and the runny noses, puffy red eyes, itchy throats, and constant sneezing that comes with it.
Do you love seafood but avoid it because of an allergy to fish or shellfish? Or more seriously, perhaps you have an allergy to peanuts, and if you want to prevent a severe allergic reaction
you must be cautious when eating out at restaurants – or even getting a near a Snickers bar? Well, you may not have to worry about that much longer, if science has anything to say about it! Researchers have announced that they have successfully "turned off" a few food allergies in mouse models, and are working to begin clinical testing on humans.
Parents do all they can to keep their children safe from life's potential dangers. They teach them to watch for traffic when crossing the street and make sure bicycle helmets are firmly in place before riding to a friend's house. But sometimes it’s the hidden dangers that have more and more parents in an almost constant worried state. Childhood food allergies have increased twofold since the 2007 data released by the CDC. That means that about 6 million kids in the U.S. alone could suffer serious consequences when exposed to certain foods.
Spring is in the air, and for some people the beauty of budding nature also means hay fever
season has arrived. Approximately 26.1 million Americans suffer with hay fever symptoms every year, and about 14.6 million Americans have asthma
, which often coincides with hay fever.
Spring is in full swing, and along with all the natural beauty of this season comes another common component: allergies. One of our readers asked a question about the development of allergies during menopause
, any time of year. This is a complex area with many possible connecting threads.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies
, then you probably know the certain things that trigger your sniffles and scratchy throat (such as pollen, freshly-cut grass, ragweed
, etc.). And as much as you can try to avoid those triggers, it can be near impossible - especially with Spring in full swing. Luckily, we've discovered the secret to beating seasonal allergies: avoid certain fruits and veggies. That's right, there are certain foods you can avoid to lessen allergy symptoms, according to new research. Keep reading to find out more about what is now known as "oral allergy syndrome."
Spring is here, and along with all the natural beauty of this season comes another common component: spring allergies. One of our readers asked a question about the development of allergies during menopause, any time of year. This is a complex area with many possible connecting threads.
While diet fads change like the wind, there is one certain way to judge the effectiveness of nutrition advice. Look at people who have lived long and healthy lives and see how they did it. People who live 100 years or longer often have a “common denominator” that helps account for their longevity.
Ahhhh . . . The sneezing. The stuffiness. The sinus pressure. You’ve felt it. I’ve felt it. It’s HAY FEVER! And no matter how hard you try to stop it, ease it, or prevent it, nothing seems to work. Until now. New research thinks they may have found a cure for hay fever. That’s right – not just a remedy, but a cure! And it’s simpler than you might think.
If you have a food allergy, whether mild or severe, you know it’s no picnic to deal with. Dining out at a restaurant or attending a neighborhood barbeque can spell trouble if you don’t know exactly what you’re eating! Children with food allergies may suffer the embarrassment of not being able to eat the treats at a friend’s birthday party, or partake in the lunch provided on a school field trip. But now researchers are attempting to address food allergies with a new type of treatment that involves slowly introducing the “culprit food” to your diet. Keep reading to find out more about this potential treatment.
Why would children be allergic to peanuts? Some children fatally allergic? I read in the book “Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies”, by Kenneth Bock, M.D. and Cameron Stauth about his theories about allergies and how he is actually healing the children. The puzzle of why peanuts should be a major allergy, I found puzzling. But I had an idea…What if…. peanut products are used in childhood immunizations? If that was the case, then the source of the allergy was in the shot that was injected into the child’s body and directly caused the allergy. So I used the Internet and investigated. I expanded my study to include all food allergies. I was totally shocked by my findings.
Are you living with one or more food allergies? You’re not alone! Over 12 million Americans have food allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Out of those people, 6.9 are allergic to seafood and 3.3 million are allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts. Other foods that commonly lead to allergies include eggs, milk, soy products, and wheat. Food allergy symptoms can range in severity from a rash or cough to anaphylaxis, an intense allergic reaction that leads to inflammation and, in extreme cases, death.
Do you have allergies? An estimated 50 million Americans do, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology—and more than half are allergic to more than one thing.
Are you plagued by sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezing? You could be suffering from hay fever. Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is an allergic condition triggered by airborne pollen. Dust and chemical particles that are also floating around in the air can exacerbate the condition and make symptoms worse. In severe hay fever cases, itchy, unsightly rashes and hives are known to occur.