Pollen Dispersal and Allergies

Pollen Dispersal and Allergies

I am frequently asked some variation of this question: "What is the point of making my own yard into an allergy-free oasis, if pollen from my neighbors will just blow in on me anyhow?"...

Food Additives and Allergies

Food Additives and Allergies

Food additives are often a source of controversy and there is a wide spectrum of opinion about their safety. While food additives don't cause an allergic reaction involving the immune system, many people find they have adverse reactions which can be severe....

It's Springtime!  Hello Seasonal Allergies

It's Springtime! Hello Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies in the spring are due mainly to tree and grass pollen. The pollen of most flowering plants is not airborne, but carried by bees and butterflies, so it usually does not affect people with allergies. Hay fever season arrives in late summer and can last into October....

Dairy Allergies and Intolerance

Dairy Allergies and Intolerance

Cow's milk is a common source of food allergy, especially among children. An adverse reaction to a food can be the result of an allergy or an intolerance....

An Introduction to Allergies

An Introduction to Allergies

Allergic reactions can be mild, life-threatening, or somewhere in between. While visiting web sites I found that there is disagreement about the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. In fact, there is disagreement as to what an allergy is....

How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom

How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom

Dust-sensitive individuals, especially those with allergies and asthma, can reduce some of their misery by creating a "dust-free" bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, cats, and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites....

Something in the Air: Airborne Allergens

Something in the Air: Airborne Allergens

Sneezing is not always the symptom of a cold. Sometimes, it is an allergic reaction to something in the air. Experts estimate that 35 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory symptoms that are allergic reactions to airborne pollen....

Food Allergy and Intolerances

Food Allergy and Intolerances

Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy....

Food Allergies Rare But Risky

Food Allergies Rare But Risky

Do you start itching whenever you eat peanuts? Does seafood cause your stomach to churn? Symptoms like these cause millions of Americans to suspect they have a food allergy....