Allergens

5 Ways to Avoid Back-to-School Asthma & Allergy Flare-Ups

Children across the country are gearing up to head back to school, but millions of them will need to manage asthma and allergies along with homework assignments and soccer practice. This time of year, the mix of pollens and mold spores in the air, coupled with allergens and viruses that build up inside the...

How to Exercise Safely With Asthma & Allergies

Exercising with allergies or asthma presents some unique challenges. Physical activity can be more difficult, unpleasant, and in some cases, dangerous if you have one or both of these conditions. You may also have less energy when your allergies or asthma are acting up. If your allergies or asthma are properly managed and you...

8 Natural Allergy Relief Remedies

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for congested sinuses, headaches and watering eyes.  Allergy season is upon us, and millions of Americans are going to turn to Benadryl, Claritin and other harmful chemicals to get relief.The good news is that natural allergy relief remedies such as frankincense, eucalyptus and quercetin can effectively...

Don’t Let Allergies Ruin Your Ride

Stephen Klemawesch runs a doctor's office as an allergist with his son, Patrick, in St. Petersburg, Florida. But he also runs outside, almost daily, and he knows that athletes spend a lot of time breathing allergen-rich air."Trees are the most prolific of pollen producers," he says. Most deciduous trees—the main sources of allergens—pollinate in the...

The Dangers of Synthetic Scents: Cancer, Asthma, and More!

The dangers of synthetic scents aren’t always evident, but we have the science to prove that everyone, regardless of age or health, needs to make avoiding fake fragrances a major priority.A National Academy of Sciences points out some vital facts: About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude...

Can You Develop an Allergy to Coffee?

I admit to being a coffee addict. Not only must I have a cup or two of coffee every morning, I also enjoy a cup of coffee in the mid to late afternoon. The caffeine boost helps me get started for the day, and the extra jolt in the afternoon helps me to have...

Shoes Allergies: Could You Be Allergic to Your Shoes?

Rashes on the feet are a common problem, with most people experiencing athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) as a cause of their symptoms. Tinea pedis may involve all surfaces of the feet, but most commonly involve the area between the toes – symptoms include itching, burning and stinging, but tinea pedis can also be asymptomatic....

The Latest and Greatest Grass Allergy Treatments Available Today

Grass pollen is usually the predominant pollen in the air during the summer. Allergy to this pollen can cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes, as well as asthma attacks in some people. Grasses can be divided into two major classes: northern and southern grasses. Northern grasses are common in colder climates, and include...

Allergies & Mood Swings: Yep, It Can Happen!

Do Allergies Affect Your Mood or Energy Level? Many studies have shown that people with allergic rhinitis not only suffer from symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion and itchy eyes and nose, but from non-nasal symptoms, such as fatigue and depression as well. Allergic rhinitis can make it harder to concentrate at work or school...

9 Surprising Signs That You May Have A Gluten Allergy

So, you're feeling tired and headachy, and your digestive system is off (and has been for what seems like forever). Maybe you have some other symptoms: a rash, dandruff, a feeling that you're operating in a depressed and disorganized manner, or are just in a fog. And maybe you've been trying to get pregnant,...
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