Allergies

Allergies and allergy related illness such as asthma and eczema have risen drastically in the last century in both the industrialized and developing world, changing the practice of medicine. The term allergy covers a wide range of illnesses and individuals will experience different degrees of symptoms, reactions and triggers that require varying treatments and medical supervision. Self-care, information and education are important aspects of allergy management. Here, the reader will find a range of articles on all aspects of this illness. These articles are for information purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical diagnosis and advice.

Does Your Child have Allergies, Asthma or a Cold?

It can be hard to tell which of these your child suffers from, so it's helpful to learn the difference between colds, allergies...

Asthma – Allergic Disorders and Your Child

Asthma and allergic disorders effect double the number of children compared to adults. Learn what allergic disorders are and what causes them. In North America...

Allergic Anaphylaxis Effects on Breathing and Heart Rate

An anaphylactic reaction can be caused by allergens such as antibiotics, bee stings and peanuts. This induced reaction can affect the lungs and...

Allergies and Sinusitis Go Hand-in-Hand

If you know about the link between seasonal allergies and sinusitis, then you not only can better treat sinusitis, but you can prevent...

Is Celiac Disease a Wheat Intolerance or Wheat Allergy?

Being unable to eat a specific food can be outright debilitating. Navigating menus and grocery stores for the lurking offender can be time consuming,...

Key French Words for Dairy Allergy Sufferers Shopping in France

French words for English speakers with a dairy allergy food shopping in France, including translations of key products and ingredients to avoid or choose. Food...

Southeast Asian Gems in the Food Allergy Treasure Chest

Southeast Asian ingredients shine like jewels, whether you're a food allergy sufferer seeking safe substitutes or you're just looking to try something new! Just because...

Do You Know What You’re Eating? Read the Additives and Allergens

Do you read the nutrition and ingredients label on the food you buy? If you have food allergies, celiac, diabetes, or are lactose intolerance,...

How Gluten-Free Food is Changing Our Lifestyle

Gluten intolerance is largely affecting people in the United States. There are changes being made in recognition of this disease and the people...

Why Do Some People Have Allergies?

Otherwise harmless allergens such as pollen can trigger hayfever in some individuals. How do their immune systems respond differently? The allergy related illnesses asthma...

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