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How bad are your sinus allergy problems
November 7, 2021
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Allergy Main: Are You at Risk: How Bad Are Your Sinus Allergy Problems?  One in five adults in the U.S. has nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. Yet as common as it is, experts say that allergic rhinitis is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underestimated. “ Allergic rhinitis is a trivialized disease,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, an allergist at the University of […]
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Home remedies for allergies
November 7, 2021
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Living & Managing: Living With Allergies: Home Remedies for Allergies As prime allergy season approaches (at least in our area) I thought I’d share some natural remedies that I’ve found to be very effective for seasonal and other allergies. Thankfully, we don’t suffer from many allergies anymore after our time on the GAPS diet, which greatly […]
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Hives (Urticaria)
November 16, 2021
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Allergy Types: Other Allergies: Hives (Urticaria) Definition Hives are a skin reaction that causes red or white itchy welts. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course. Chronic hives are a condition in which the welts last more than six weeks or recur over months or years. […]
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Headaches
November 7, 2021
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Definition Two types of headaches are linked to allergies: sinus headaches and migraines. (Cluster headaches sometimes are mistakenly linked to allergies. They are not an allergic condition and are not treated with the same kinds of medications as other allergic headaches.) http://acaai.org/allergies/symptoms/allergy-headaches Causes A migraine is usually to blame in people who have severe headaches […]
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Hay fever
November 17, 2021
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Allergy Types: Other Allergies: Hay Fever Definition Allergic rhinitis is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways. It occurs when an allergen, such as pollen, dust, or animal dander(particles of shed skin and hair) is inhaled by an individual with a sensitized immune system. In such individuals, the allergen triggers the production of the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE), which binds to mast cells and basophils containing histamine. When caused by pollens […]
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Food allergies and food intolerance
November 17, 2021
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Allergy Types: Food Allergies: Food Allergies and Food Intolerance Definition A food allergy is an adverse immune response to certain kinds of food. They are distinct from other adverse responses to food, such as food intolerance, pharmacological reactions, and toxin-mediated reactions. The protein in the food is the most common allergic component. These kinds of allergies occur when the body’s immune system […]
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Fish allergy
November 17, 2021
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Allergy Types: Food Allergies: Fish Allergy Definition Finned fish can cause severe allergic reactions (such as anaphylaxis). Therefore it is advised that people with fish allergy have quick access to an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen®, Auvi-Q™ or Adrenaclick®) at all times.  This allergy usually is lifelong. Approximately 40 percent of people with fish allergy experienced their […]
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Casein Allergy
November 17, 2021
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Allergy Types: Food Allergies: Casein Allergy Definition What is casein? Casein is in a family of phosphoproteins that make up 80% of the proteins in cow’s milk. In fact, casein is found in all mammalian milk in varying quantities, including human milk, where it constitutes 25-45% of proteins. It is a complete protein that supplies […]
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Fall allergies
November 17, 2021
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Allergy Types: Seasonal Allergies: Fall Allergies Definition Autumn has arrived, and you don’t feel so good. You can’t stop sneezing and sniffling. The return of cool weather leaves you feeling not invigorated but miserable. What’s going on? You may be suffering from pollen allergy, a.k.a. allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Thirty million Americans do, and […]
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Allergy skin test
November 17, 2021
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Skin allergy testing is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response. Methods A microscopic amount of an allergen is introduced to a patient’s skin by various means: A patient receiving a skin allergy test Skin Prick test: pricking the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen. Skin […]
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