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Allergy Symptoms

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Different people are allergic to different types of substances. Talk to your doctor if your allergy seems to be persistent or serious.

Food Allergies

The signs of food allergy often become manifest after taking foods you are allergic to. There are rare occasions when the person reacts to a food allergy only after hours of eating these foods. The symptoms can affect areas around the digestive tract, mouth or lips among others. Certain foods like … Continue reading

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November 25th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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Allergic Reactions Risk Factors

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There are three factors that heighten your likelihood to develop an allergic reaction. The three factors are upper respiratory infections, the immediate environment and genetics.

A child with a parent that is allergic to a certain material/substance will have a 30% to 50% chance of inheriting his parent’s likelihood to be allergic although surprisingly, the child may not necessarily acquire his parent’s specific type of allergy. The child has a high likelihood to inherit a … Continue reading

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November 24th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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Allergic Reactions Preparing for Your Appointment

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When seeking treatment for your allergic reactions, you may first visit your doctor who will evaluate your condition and may refer you to an allergist especially if your allergies become worse or continue even after taking antihistamines bought over-the-counter.

As with typical visits to your doctor, you can prepare well for your appointment by doing a few things.  In fact, prior to your appointment your allergist may even require you to prepare and perform some … Continue reading

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November 17th, 2013 at 2:11 am

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Definition of Arthritis

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Arthritis is defined as a health concern that causes symptoms like inflammation to the joints, pain to the affected areas of the body and loss or limitation of body movements. Inflammation due to arthritis often is combined with stiffness and mild to severe pain that is often the result of infection. Arthritis can also bring other maladies like degenerative diseases, trauma and poor metabolic function. There are actually more than a hundred forms of arthritis … Continue reading

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November 17th, 2013 at 2:11 am

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Allergy Complications

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An allergy can potentially have many complications and they tend to be different among various types of individuals. The more common complications of an allergic reaction are nasal polyps, anaphylaxis, asthma, hives and sinusitis (acute and chronic). Acute sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses which causes a blockage in the air passageway making breathing difficult. Furthermore fluid accumulates on the sinuses making mucosal drainage difficult as well. Allergy can also beget other kinds of … Continue reading

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November 15th, 2013 at 2:15 am

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Allergic Reactions Lifestyles and Home Remedies

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Ways to Relieve Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion and hay fever symptoms can be effectively addressed through a home remedy known as nasal lavage. This is a method that entails the cleaning out of the sinuses using saline solution (which is simply a solution of salt and water). You can use a bulb-style syringe to clean out your sinuses with saline, you can also try utilizing a neti pot, wherein you pour a small amount of … Continue reading

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November 10th, 2013 at 2:28 am

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Acne – Risk Factors

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The onset of the teenage age significantly increases a person’s risk of developing acne. At this stage, the body experiences a sudden surge of hormonal activity that often results in the excess production of sebum that lasts until the age of 20. This is true for both male and female. For women, they can develop acne during their menstrual cycle and during pregnancy.

Stress

Too much stress in the mind and body can result in … Continue reading

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November 10th, 2013 at 1:42 am

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Anemia – Treatments and Drugs

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Anemia therapy will be contingent or dependent on the severity, cause and type of the anemia you have. Treatments that can be considered can include surgery for treating loss of blood, procedures, medicines, dietary supplements and changes and alternative therapy such as acupuncture.

Aims of Therapy

Anemia treatment primarily is to address the lack of oxygen the red blood cells carry. The objective is to raise the red blood cell count and/or the level of … Continue reading

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November 3rd, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Allergy – Coping and Support

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Below are some of the tips you can try to help you cope with your allergy symptoms.

New and stronger forms of allergy medication – Antihistamines, which are over-the-counter allergy drugs target common allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and runny nose. Its common side effect, however, is that it makes people drowsy.  Now you can opt for newer forms of antihistamines that effectively ease symptoms but have less or no drowsy side effects to the … Continue reading

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November 3rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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Allergic Reactions Complications

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One high chance a person with allergies can experience is an allergy complication. Allergy complications can vary from light annoyances to extremely dangerous and deadly situations.  Knowing your allergic reaction symptoms is one important approach towards treatment.

Mild Allergy Complications

A large number of allergy sufferers will show symptoms that are light to moderate. Pollen or pet dander and such types of allergens can be very uncomfortable but the allergic reactions they cause are not … Continue reading

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November 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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