Allergy

Nasal sprays! The best and effective remedy for allergens

Nasal sprays! The best and effective remedy for allergens

Nasal spray s now days come in a wide variety. There are five types of nasal spray s i.e.; antihistamine, corticosteroid, cromolyn sodium, decongestant, and saline. Allergy nasal spray s are the... more »

Is it hay fever or is it a cold?

Is it hay fever or is it a cold?

Allergic rhinitis, commonly called hay fever , causes cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. However, unlike a cold, which is caused by a virus, hay fever... more »

Allergy to metals

Allergy to metals

Nickel is the main cause of metal-induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) and accounts for as much allergy as all other metals taken together. However, the recent tendency to reduce nickel use in... more »


Food allergy and food intolerance

Sunday 13 December, 23:14

Adverse reactions to food affect more than 20% of the population in industrialized countries. They are caused either by food allergy or by food intolerance. Although these two food-related disorders usually cause similar symptoms and signs and are often confused with each other, their incidence... more »

Allergy skin tests

Thursday 10 December, 11:58

Allergy skin tests are used to: 1) confirm whether symptoms and signs such as skin rashes, sneezing or wheezing are due to allergy, 2) identify the specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions and, 3) help the care provider develop an... more »

Allergy and major depression

Sunday 06 December, 18:51

A recent study conducted at the University of Calgary (Canada) has demonstrated that major depression is associated with an increased risk of developing non-food related allergies, although the inverse relationship still needs to be confirmed. A... more »

Allergy incidence: the hygiene hypothesis

Thursday 03 December, 17:35

The incidence and prevalence of allergic disorders have increased dramatically over the last 30-40 years, apparently without any specific explanation. Genetic predisposition is a contributing factor in allergy susceptibility; however the increase... more »


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