Pollen, dust, mold, and fur from family pets all have one thing in common: for some people, all these substances cause severe allergic reactions. Allergies range in severity from person to person, and can even be life threatening for some.
A new analysis of past allergy studies, published in the Pediatrics journal, suggests that babies whose mothers take probiotics when pregnant, and those who are given the “good bacteria” early in life, are less prone to allergies.
Do you dread that time of the season when you or a loved one gets itchy skin, watery eyes, runny nose, and congestion? Or having to avoid certain foods to prevent wheezing, abdominal pain, and hives? If you have experienced any of these common allergy symptoms, you aren’t alone – and, according to health officials, more and more Americans are joining you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently indicated that there has been an alarming increase in …Read more
There appears to be more allergies than ever before. You can’t go more than a few moments without hearing of what is now not allowed in the classroom or cafeteria. There seems to be more and more “peanut alerts” found on varying different foods, and, lunch time in the workplace might have become a trying experience, too as you hear of more and more people with different allergies, and foods that need to be avoided so as not to cause …Read more
We all look forward to spring, when flowers start to bloom and our yards turn back to green. However, spring also brings in seasonal allergies, which is that reaction to pollen consisting of sneezing, nasal congestion, and having a runny nose. These symptoms of allergies are quite bothersome, especially when we have to go to work everyday or would want to simply enjoy the outdoors.
These symptoms actually represent our immune system at work, in which specific cells start producing …Read more