It has become an article of faith among many women to eliminate some foods during pregnancy, out of concern that their children could become allergic to them: shellfish, dairy and, most of all, peanuts. After their babies arrive, they continue to abstain from certain foods while breast-feeding, and they certainly keep their children from eating […]
Research Shows that Avoiding Peanuts to Avoid an Allergy Is a Bad Strategy for Most
Are you allergic to mold?
Spring is here and the damp weather can bring lots of mold, you or a loved one could be allergic! Molds are various types of fungi (singular = fungus) that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. The term mildew is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the […]
New study shows peanut mush can help cut allergy risk!
Some possibly exciting news for parents to help ease the natural anxiety that comes along with parenting! One bump along the road of being a parent is that horrible feeling that comes over you when you see your baby break out in hives after eating a particular food – say, peanuts — for the first […]
24 Best & Worst Plants for Allergy Sufferers
Spring is fastly approaching and with this, flowers and plants start to bloom and pollen fills the air. According to Thomas Ogren, a horticulturist who invented the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALS), pollen is the most common allergen that we are exposed to. It’s also something we can control by adjusting our landscapes to reduce plants that […]
Did you know that eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies? These foods include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Even though these are the most common foods that can cause an allergic reaction, almost ANY other food can also trigger an allergic reaction. 1 in 13 children in […]
New Spring Allergy Treatment – Available Now!
How many of you heard that Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog says spring will come early? If he’s right and you’re an allergy sufferer, you know what this means, the sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose will start early this year! Especially for those of you with grass allergies, but there is hope even with an […]
7 Tips for Fighting Winter Allergies!
Seven Tips for Fighting Winter Allergies Is your nose perpetually stuffy, your eyes itchy, and your head feeling like it’s about to explode? If so, you might have winter allergies. Largely synonymous with indoor allergies, their symptoms tend to peak in the winter months but people often confuse their symptoms with that of a cold […]
Signs You Have a Sinus Infection
Sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses.Most people do not spread sinus infections to other people. Sinusitis may be classified as acute sinus infection, subacute sinus infection, chronic sinus infection, infected […]
Live Better With Asthma
By keeping your asthma under control and creating a plan for when attacks strike, asthma doesn’t have to ruin your health. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests that with help from your doctor, you should create an asthma action plan. It should include steps for taking medication, and what to do if […]
Do You Have a Latex Allergy?
Latex is a rubbery sap produced by trees that is used in many products, from balloons to rubber gloves. Latex allergy is common, and symptoms vary. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology mentions these possible symptoms: • Skin that appears red, scaly or itchy after touching latex. • A runny nose, sneezing, wheezing […]