Allergies Articles

Spring into Action Against Seasonal Allergies

Spring into Action Against Seasonal Allergies

By the time her daughter, Brooke, was 18 months old, Nancy Sander of Fairfax, Va., had discovered the child was allergic to much of the environment around her. Her eyes watered and her nose ran constantly. Worse yet, her allergy symptoms triggered frightening asthma attacks....

Taking a Shot at Allergy Relief

Taking a Shot at Allergy Relief

One treatment for people with allergies is injections of small amounts of the substances they're allergic to. This is called immunotherapy....

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies affect more than 22 million Americans, with symptoms occurring anywhere from early spring through late November. Unfortunately, allergies are also poorly understood and inadequately treated by conventional medicine....

Sulfites: Safe for Most, Dangerous for Some

Sulfites: Safe for Most, Dangerous for Some

The Food and Drug Administration estimates that one out of a hundred people is sulfite-sensitive, and that 5 percent of those who have asthma, like Karen (who asked that her last name not be used), are also at risk of suffering an adverse reaction to the substance....

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....