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Allergies and the adolescent

by Floyd Dorrance

Your Adolescents Allergies. Causes and Cures.

Allergies are reactions by the immune system that are abnormal in nature to things that are usually harmless to a majority of the people. When somebody is allergic to something the immune system of that person gets confused and thinks that the substance is detrimental to the body. The substances causing allergic reactions are known as allergens. The examples of allergens are dust, food, plant pollen, medicine etc. The body produces antibodies to protect itself from these allergens. This is controlled temporarily by a chemical called anti-histamins.

Allergic reactions can range from mild symptoms like runny nose to more severe ones such as difficulty in breathing. Teenagers suffering from asthma often have an allergic reaction to colds. Some kinds of allergies trigger multiple symptoms. Allergic reactions in very rare cases also produce severe reaction known as "anaphylaxis" for which the signs are difficulty in breathing, difficulty in swallowing, swelling in tongue, lips and throat and dizziness. This allergic reaction occurs as soon as the system is exposed to substances that trigger allergic reactions.

The reasons why people get allergies can be various and one of the reasons could be hereditary but that does not necessarily mean that children are bound to get allergies from their parents. Some of the common allergens include food, airborne particles, insect bite and sting, medicines, chemicals etc. Food allergies typically occur in infants and usually vanish as the child grows.

The list of food allergens includes milk & dairy products, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, and seafood. Some people are allergic to stings and bites of certain insects. The venom in the bite is the one which actually causes reaction and can be as serious as anaphylactic in some teens.

Some teens are also allergic to airborne particles which are also known as environmental allergens. They are also the commonest of all the allergens. Examples of these allergens include dust mites, animal dander, mold spores, grass pollens, trees and ragweed. Some adolescents are also allergic to certain antibiotic medicines.

Another common allergen is chemical, certain chemicals present in laundry detergents or cosmetics can cause rashes that are itchy in nature.

Allergists usually treat allergic problems. They may ask questions like symptoms of the allergy and whether it is hereditary. They may also prescribe certain diagnostic tests like blood or skin tests depending on the type of allergy. The best way to treat allergies is to completely avoid the substances that cause allergies. However there are certain medications and injections available to treat allergies.

One can follow certain things to avoid allergies. Such as avoid using cosmetics that contain chemicals that the skin is sensitive to. One can also avoid airborne allergies by keeping pets in restricted areas and away from the bedroom. Replace carpets and rugs from time to time. Avoid keeping things that accumulate dust. And also clean the room and house frequently.

It is quite often required to have an extensive testing program to discover the cause of the allergy/alergies.
About the Author
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How a Pharmacy Can Help Allergy Sufferers

by Chris Robertson

If you're one of the lucky people who don't suffer from allergies, count your blessings. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 18 million American adults are diagnosed with hay fever over the course of a year, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases cites a national survey that found that "more than half of all U.S. citizens test positive for at least one allergen."


Mild to Moderate Allergies

Of course, testing positive for an allergen doesn't necessarily mean that you are afflicted with allergic symptoms. But for those of us who have mild to moderate allergies (the kind that aren't life-threatening), the symptoms can be miserable. A runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing are uncomfortable and annoying signs that our bodies are reacting to our environment. Indeed, some experts postulate that the rising rate of allergies - and asthma in particular - is attributable to the deteriorating air quality in ever more energy efficient buildings or to the "cleaner" life we lead as a result of using antibacterial and antiviral soaps, lotions, and hand cleansers.

Relief from Allergies

But regardless of the reasons we develop allergies, there's little dispute that we need relief. Ideally, of course, we could simply remove allergens from our environment and thus alleviate allergic reactions, but that's impractical - if not impossible.

While over-the-counter allergy medications are available, many of them have unwanted side effects. That is why people are increasingly turning to a licensed pharmacy for prescriptions that will bring about relief.

Allergy Prescriptions

When it comes to prescription medications for allergies, there are three basic types of drugs to treat common allergies like animal dander, dust, molds, and grasses and pollens: decongestants, antihistamines, and combinations of the two. Decongestants serve to reduce the swelling of the nasal passages and blood vessels to relieve a runny nose and red, watery eyes. Antihistamines block the body from utilizing the immune system's histamines, which cause itching, swelling, and redness. Brand name prescriptions include Allegra, Allegra-D, Claritin, Claritin-D, Patanol, Nasacort, and Zyrtec. Some medications are taken orally, while others are taken as a nasal spray.

Allergies and the Online Pharmacy

People who suffer from allergies are increasing turning to an online pharmacy for prescription medications. Although an online pharmacy isn't a substitute for an in-person medical consultation, they are a good option for many people who like the convenience of ordering online, have transportation issues, or who don't have health insurance.

When a person doesn't need a physical exam, a legal online pharmacy can be used to place an order for a prescription. The allergy sufferer then completes an online questionnaire, which is submitted to a physician. Upon review and approval, the prescription is forwarded to a licensed pharmacy to be filled. Once filled, the "FedEx pharmacy" sends the prescription to you via overnight delivery.

Allergies may be rampant, but the symptoms no longer have to run your life. Thanks to the advances of prescription medications, you can forgo the clogged nose and breathe a little easier.

About the Author
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Mold Allergy - Symptoms and Prevention

By G Martin

Mold allergy is less common than other allergies. Out of the thousands of types of mold in the environment, only a few dozen can cause allergic reactions that pose a threat to human health. Mold grows in all kinds of climates and thrives both indoors and outdoors; consequently, mold allergy does not have a defined season like pollen allergy does. When microscopic mold spores are inhaled, they often cause allergic rhinitis (hay fever symptoms) by irritating the lining of the nose. They sometimes reach the lungs and cause asthma.


Symptoms of mold allergy include:

• Sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion
• Chronic cough
• Itchy, watery and red eyes
• Skin rashes and hives
• Sinus headaches
• Reduced lung capacity and difficulty breathing

Certain foods that are processed with mushrooms and dried fruits can aggravate the symptoms of mold allergy. Foods that contain ingredients such as yeast, soy sauce, or vinegar can also upset the body's system and worsen the symptoms.

Who is at greater risk?

People can develop a mold allergy if they or other family members have allergic reactions to substances such as pollen, dust mites or animal dander. However, similar to other allergies, suffering from one type of mold does not necessarily lead to being allergic to all molds since mold spores vary.

People whose occupations regularly expose them to mold are at a greater risk of developing allergies. Farmers, dairymen, loggers, bakers, mill workers, carpenters, greenhouse employees, winemakers and furniture repair persons are often subject to allergic reactions.

Prevention

The chances of getting a mold allergy can be significantly reduced by following these tips:
• Wear a dust mask when cutting grass, digging around plants, picking up leaves and disturbing plant materials
• Reduce the humidity indoors to prevent fungi from growing
• Check for mold in your home

Testing

The allergy skin test is the most accurate way of discovering if one is allergic to mold. An alternative is the allergy blood test, which produces the same results as a skin test. The allergy blood test is better suited for people with very sensitive skin, or for people who take medication that may cause inaccurate skin test results.

Treatments

• Medication
Medication for mold related allergy is the same as that of pollens and other inhalant allergies, which consists of bronchodilators, antihistamines,
• Immunotherapy

A series of injections given in gradually increasing dosages can be administered to help treat mold allergy. The injections include extracts of various allergens to help the body develop a tolerance to that allergen.
Gary Martin is a freelance writer specializing in health and allergy research for the Mold Removal Unit - http://www.moldunit.com/ website.

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Allergy Medication

By Damian Sofsian

Allergy is the reaction of a body to an intolerable allergen. Individuals use various medications to treat allergy and its symptoms. It is also advisable to avoid these allergens if identified. Antihistamines are the major group of chemicals that are used as medication in case of allergy. Histamine, a type of chemical is released at some stage in an allergic reaction and anti histamine is used to curb their effect.

Anticholinergics, mast cell stabilizers, and decongestants are other classes of medications that are used to prevent or take care of allergy symptoms. Corticosteroids are also used as anti allergic medications. Each medication is found in different forms, such as pills, eye drops, and nasal sprays.


In case the source of allergy is known, it is advisable to stick with the tried and tested formula of the usual anti-allergen, as they are known to be repetitive in their effect. However if the source is not known, it is recommended to take advice from medical professionals regarding the medication. Allergy medications at times have a number of different products and hence it is necessary to read the labels on these medications thoroughly, before using them.

It is important to give due thought to side effects, while deciding on an allergy medication. Drowsiness is a common side effect of anti histamines. There are however newer antihistamines that are non-sedative by nature and hence do not affect the mental alertness. Cetirizine is one of the anti-allergens known to cause high levels of drowsiness and hence can be a potential hazard.

Allergy medications are usually safe for most people. However if an individual suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes or any such ailment, it is advisable to ask the medical practitioner regarding the safest anti allergen that can be consumed. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are also recommended not to take any medication for allergy without consulting their medical practitioner.

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Effective Allergy Relief

By Roger Michaelson

Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and watery and you just want to crawl out of your skin. What you wouldn’t do for effective allergy relief.

There are many different types of allergies and just as many different types of allergy relief products some more effective than others. You’ve probably tried a few over the years and probably had mixed results.

The big problem is not only finding effective allergy relief but also not going broke in the process. It’s not unusual to get soaked a $20 bill for maybe a dozen antihistamine time release pills. That’s expensive.!


You might be surprised to discover that your allergies are because you are actually suffering from food allergies with gluten sensitivity being the most common. We understand if you find it hard to make the leap from grains to allergies but natural medicine has scientifically documented and clinically proven that gluten sensitivity is responsible for many problems other than allergies – IBS, Fibromyalgia, Child hood ear infections which are so commonly treated with antibiotics and tubes, sinusitis, migraines, Celiac disease, arthritis, and asthma.

Another underlying reason for allergies is an immune system that is misfiring and you might be surprised to discover that the number one reason that your immune system is not up to par is toxicity in the body. A good detoxification program and a good immune boosting program and you might be surprised to see your allergies disappear.

According to NIAID one in ten Americans suffers from hay fever and is search of effective allergy relief. The numbers are climbing and the seriousness of the allergies are also climbing. In fact more and more children are being faced with life threatening allergies such as the peanut allergy that is plaguing the country. In fact according to JACI and AAAAI in just five years from 1997 to 2002 it has doubled.

Stop and think back 20 years, heck 10 years what do you recall about peanut allergies? Didn’t hear about them much did you? Ever wondered why? Is it because we are using peanuts in everything which is over stimulating the body’s reaction? Is it because our bodies have become so toxic? It’s not just peanuts but the effective allergy relief for peanuts is generally an EPI Pen after all this is a serious allergy.

These days all of seem to suffer from some type of allergy that we are seeking effective allergy relief for. It seems everything causes allergies these days and I do mean everything – trees, weeds, grasses, pollens, dust, pets, dander, dust mites, foods, gluten, chemicals found in cleaning products, bleach, and well the list could go on and on.

So instead of looking for an effective allergy relief you might want to delve a little deeper and try to figure out what’s changed so much in such a short period of time. Let’s see the trees, grasses, even the dust mites are probably the same as they were a decade ago but what has changed a lot is our exposure to toxins and when our body itself needs to be detoxified we can begin to develop allergies to just about anything.

So besides looking for a temporary effective allergy relief maybe the time has come to dig deeper and find out just what is going on.
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Pets and Indoor Allergies

By Audrey Frederick

Can your dog or cat suffer from indoor allergies? The answer is yes.

No, they do not sniffle, sneeze or have red eyes. More than likely they will be itching, scratching and possibly shedding.

Interestingly our cats and dogs do not respond to airborne allergens like we humans do. Respiratory problems are rare with the exception of an asthmatic cat.

What are some of the causes of allergic reactions that pets may have?
First of all the list could be longer than you would care to read, so we will zero in on a few of the most common culprits.


Number one is “dust mites.” These tiny creatures can cause more problems than pollen. Then comes mold spores (caused by dampness and humidity,) cigarette or tobacco smoke, household cleaners and deodorizers, followed by cockroaches and their residue

Your pets can even be allergic to other pets such as birds, feather products such as down comforters and pillows and believe it or not even human dander.

Now if the allergy does not cause a respiratory problem, what does it cause? If your pet is just a little allergic you might not even notice if it is scratching excessively, however if your cat or dog is overly sensitive you may even notice spots where your pet has scratched or licked the fur away.

Where does your pet pick up these allergens? Mainly from the floor, the couch or chair it sits on, your bed or its own bed, anywhere its paws or body can come in contact with the substance. What can you do if you suspect your pet may have an allergy problem?

If your pet begins to scratch, bite, lick or claw at its body more than usual. If “hot spots” or areas of no fur appear on your pet’s body and fleas are not the problem. Your pet may have an allergy to something in the house, which can be a new food, new litter or a new treat among other things.

First off, pay a visit to your vet and have your pet examined. Your pet can be checked and tested for the basic 65 most common items. Treatment can include antihistamines and corticosteroids along with you treating the house.

Severe cases of allergies may have to be treated with immunotherapy which consists of progressive diluted doses of the allergen being injected into the pet on a weekly basis, increasing the amount of allergen involved each time until an immunity to it is formed.

What can you do at home?

If the allergy is due to a home used product, you stop using it. If cigarettes or tobacco is the culprit and you value your pet’s comfort, you establish a smoke free home.

Dust mites require vacuuming frequently, not only the floor, but also the furniture, drapes and washing all the bedding (dog’s and yours if the dog sleeps with you) at least once every two weeks in very hot water to kill the mites.

Keeping the humidity level at home down and repairing any leaks or water damage can help eliminate mold spores.

Removing all food crumbs and other inviting substances from the floors and counters will help eliminate the roach problem. If the poor bird is the problem, try to find a place for the bird where your cat or dog is not allowed to go and possibly that will help the problem.

The good new is that most allergies can be remedied with the help of you, your vet and medication.

Keeping our pets healthy is very beneficial not only to the pet, but to our pocketbooks. If the only time you need to visit the veterinarian is for yearly check ups and necessary shots you are saving money. Nutrition is very important in keeping a dog healthy, proper quality food that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals is a good way to start.

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How Your Indoor Air May Be Killing You!

By Charles Neshah

If you are not breathing normally, suffer allergies or asthma all year round, filter your indoor air. An air filter installed in your home or office will keep your indoor air clean of pollutants and irritants that may be shortening our life.

A quality air filter will remove airborne contaminants and irritants to the lowest micron. This will promote quality indoor living for you even if you had no respiratory health problems.

Electrostatic air filters are among the best indoor air filters. Experts consider it the most effective technology for filtering your home's air. Electrostatic air filters use electronically charged filters to capture dust and other contaminants.


The need for a healthy indoor air is obvious. Your good health and life depend greatly on oxygen that can be easily contaminated? Maybe, as most people, you spend a better of your life indoors than out of doors.

An indoor air that is devoid of contaminants promotes healthy living with pure oxygen. Both furnace and central air conditioner systems have down sides. Over time these air filter equipment gather to much contaminant that eventually find their way out into your indoor air.

Dust is a combination of all sorts of irritants which either causes or aggravates coughing wheezing and sneezing. The right air filter should purify your indoor air and thus reduce allergy problems.

Not all air filters remove all the different air contaminants. People who have breathing problems should be mindful of the brand or type of air filter they purchase. A suitable air filter is the one that removes the particular irritant that causes or aggravates you particular breathing problem. Ask advice from an air filter expert before purchasing one for your home.

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Identifying The Causes For Sinus Allergies

By Bill Urell

Do your sinuses get plugged up the minute spring arrives? Do your sinus symptoms come and go with the arrival of different seasons? Do your sinus symptoms seem to increase when you are exposed to mold, dust, or animals? These sinus allergy situations are just a few examples of when sinus allergies can intensify to the point of real discomfort.

Environmental elements such as dust, pollen, and mold seep into your sinuses. Your body perceives these substances as harmful and reacts by producing histamines. These histamines come in the form of itching eyes and an itching, runny nose.


One of the most common sinus allergy afflictions is due to hay fever and ragweed. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to your environment.

A sinus allergy is often confused with a cold. How can you determine if you have a sinus allergy versus a cold? Observe to see whether you have red, itchy eyes and a runny nose along with the congestion. The itching is a sign that you have a sinus allergy as versus a cold.

Another way to figure out if you are suffering from a sinus allergy versus a cold is to ppay attention to what time of the year your congestion isymptoms increase. Does congestion increase in the spring when the flowers (and the weeds), are in full bloom? Does your congestion and itchy increase when there is high pollen activity in the environment? If this is true, then you most likely have a sinus allergy.

Sinus allergies can erupt from pollutants in your household. Always keep your house clean and use an air purifying filter. Mold, dust, and dander can leave you susceptible to sinus allergy flare-ups. How can you minimize the effects of household mold, dust, and dander? A HEPA filter is a great filter to use that will rid your air of any harmful substances.

If you do suffer from sinus allergies then you can find relief by heading to the medicine isles of your grocery store or local drug store. There are plenty of sinus allergy medications to choose from. Become a label reader tp make sure you are getting the most effective and appropriate medication. Some sinus allergy medications are made for the day time and will not make you drowsy. As opposed to Antihistamines that can make you drowsy.

Sinus allergy is a common trial for many people. Take comfort in knowing that sinus relief is available, it is a matter of combining the small steps together to get significant relief. By removing environmental triggers and taking allergy medication you have the best chance of minimizing your sinus allergies.

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Allergy Medicine - Not All Medicines are Created Equal

By Steve Madigan

When someone has an allergic reaction, it is not a lot of fun. Some of the allergy symptoms that you can experience are:

Coughing
Sneezing
Puffing up
Tearing up
Migraine headache

Shock, if extremely severeThe thing is, every allergy is different and not all allergy medication is the same and works on all allergies.


You have to find the right medication for the specific allergy that you are experiencing. You can do this by talking to your doctor or to an allergy specialist. This way you can find the best allergy medicine for you.What is the test for allergies?When you are getting tested for allergies, they have to test many different substances in order to pinpoint what you are allergic to. What they do is inject you, usually down the length of your spine, with several different substances. This can be anything from daily products like grass to dander to even dust.What they're looking for is a reaction. If you are allergic to a substance your skin will become red and raised at the injection site. This is a sure sign that you are allergic. This way once they know what you are allergic to they can prescribe the correct medicine.

Prescription compared to over the counterWhen you have an allergy you must find a medication that works for you. Say for example, you only have mild allergies, then probably an over the counter allergy medicine will be fine. But then there are severe allergies. For example, say you are allergic to shellfish, and when you leave it you blow up and have to be rushed to the hospital. An over the counter allergy medicine will not work for this. This technology will require a prescription from your doctor.If you are allergic to something and want to get rid of it are at least help the symptoms, get tested and ask your allergist's for some kind of allergy medicine that will help you feel better.

If you want to enjoy life and if there is an allergy medicine out there that will work for you then you better go out and find that medicine.For more information on this topic as well as other asthma / allergy related topics visit: Allergy Medicine
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Allergy Air Purifier Relief

By Tom Turner

Do you sneeze allot? Do your sinuses always seem to be plugged up? You could be one of the many people who suffer from allergies. An allergy air purifier can bring relief from things that can cause allergies, such as pollen and dust. An allergy air purifier is designed to get rid of particles that can be unhealthy and cause difficulty breathing. An air purifier designed to bring allergy relief is safe to put in any room of the house, and can be purchased just about anywhere household items are sold. The internet could be a very reliable source for investigating the different types, sizes and costs of the unit.


Allergies are very common in the summer time, when many different flowers are blooming and lawns are being mowed. There is usually a lot of pollen floating in the air. Summertime is usually very dry and a lot of dust can accumulate. If your job requires you to be outdoors during this time you may want to consider a portable allergy air purifier. This type of unit can be plugged in just about anywhere, including your car, and allow you to get some relief where ever you are. How convenient is that.

Dust can build up any time of the year, but summer seems to be the worst, as it is dryer than the other seasons. Our home is like a magnet for dust build up, as it is a more confined area, and just seems to be a good conductor for dust. You may dust one day only to find that even before the day ends, it needs it again. An allergy air purifier can help eliminate dust build up and clean the air at the same time. The air we breathe is very contaminated. If we could look at it through a microscope, we would be appalled and probably want to wear a face mask where ever we go. An allergy air purifier traps unwanted particles in the air and eliminates them; leaving behind fresh, clean air to breathe. They are easy to install and require very little maintenance.

Depending on the size of your home, where you work, or if you spend a lot of time outdoors, there is an allergy air purifier designed just for your needs. With a little research and determination, you could be breathing easier tonight.
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Want To Find Allergy Relief?

By Riley Hendersen

Anyone who suffers from an allergy knows how miserable it is to deal with itchy, watering eyes, sneezing and the itching from rash when an allergic reaction occurs. Allergy relief is elusive at times, but with a little know-how and some planning ahead, most people manage to struggle through the allergy season with a minimum of problems. For others whose allergies aren't seasonal and are the result of an allergy to animals or dust, such allergy relief may prove more difficult to treat.

Allergy relief can be found in many different shapes and forms of medications, both those available over the counter at your local drugstore or pharmacy or those that are prescribed by your physician. Some are in pill form, others in liquid, while some allergy relief medications are now available in eye drops or as topical creams. Knowing which one is right for you, and which one will work best, depends on several factors, including what it is you're allergic to. For some, relief can be found in most over the counter antihistamine medications such as Benadryl or Claritin.


Most over the counter antihistamines used in allergy relief prove effective, yet they may make you sleepy. It's very important not to use allergy relief medications while driving if you find that you're sensitive to drowsiness. Some allergy relief brands of antihistamines are now available in non-drowsy formulas, which help immensely for those who work full time. Claritin is one of the newer allergy relief drugs that don't cause drowsiness, as is Allegra.

Other common forms of antihistamine allergy relief can be found in nasal sprays such as Astelin, and even in eye drops such as Emadine and Patanol. These are available through prescription from your doctor and may cause tearing, headache and a mild sensation of burning, so if you wear contact lenses, you may want to opt for wearing eyeglasses during treatment.

Another common type of allergy relief is found in decongestants, which help to relieve the stuffiness and cold-like symptoms that many people suffer after coming into contact with an allergen that sets off their immune system alarms. Most of these types of allergy relief medications are available over the counter. The most common forms, such as Sudafed and Actifed, can be used in conjunction with other medications such as Claritin-D, but always check with your doctor or pharmacist before mixing or combining medications.

Also be aware of their side effects, such as drowsiness or blurred vision. This type of allergy relief is also available as an over the counter nasal spray, such as is found in Afrin and Neo-Synephrine, but doctors advise that you don't use nasal sprays for more than three days because you may end up suffering from severe congestion once you stop.

No matter what kind of allergy relief you're looking for, always remember to follow the instructions found on the medication of your choice. Never double-dose, thinking that more is better, as often just the opposite is true. If regular over the counter medications don't provide you with the allergy relief that you're looking for, it might be time to see your doctor for a stronger, prescribed medication.
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Using Homeopathic Medicines for Your Allergy Relief

By Mike Selvon

When people think of homeopathic medicines, they think of various types of allergy relief that can be used to help year round symptoms of allergies. Many of them available turn the fungus or bacteria against itself. This homeopathic method helps turn the body into its own best defender against pesky allergy symptoms.

Many people turn to homeopathic relief in terms of allergies because they are tired of the conventional approach taken by drug companies to cure minor symptoms of allergies. Most drugs on the market today alleviate some of the symptoms, but they typically ignore or leave the rest for the entire season while never really providing complete allergy relief. Such an approach to allergy relief is, thankfully, very different.


An allergy homeopathic doctor will typically start by running a series of blood tests. These blood tests will help the doctor work out what the best segments of treatment are for your particular allergy. These blood tests also eliminate the "competition", so to speak, and allow for a clear consensus in terms of what is causing your allergic reactions. After eliminating the usual suspects, the doctor is free to prescribe medicines for such allergy that best suit your symptoms and the exact cause of them.

From this standpoint, allergy homeopathic medicines can be prescribed with full knowledge of the allergic reactions involved. The doctor will have done the research and will have determined, because of the results of the blood tests, the best course of treatment involving these medicines. This trend typically goes against the grain of "blanket treatment" in terms of typical allergy symptoms. Instead, it is a highly personalized treatment, enabling the sufferer to actually feel the difference in specific and personal ways.

Good allergy homeopathic medical treatment takes the specific nature of the allergy symptoms into account and includes all of the variables of the patient. This means that, instead of taking one pill or substance, the patient is able to enjoy treatment that is specifically designed for his or her allergies based on blood tests and comprehensive research and results. This notion of personalized care makes for many happy patients and a greater level of success in terms of treating allergy sufferers and their often disabling allergy symptoms.

Homeopathic medicines are a great way to take on your allergy symptoms and issues. With a simple blood test and a few questions, you can provide your medical professional with all of the information they will need to set up your treatment. Homeopathic medicines introduce a whole new realm of possibilities to the world of allergy treatment, leading to better relief for allergy sufferers and hope for those with chronic conditions.

Homeopathic medicines often come in the form of injections that deliver the medicine straight into the bloodstream where it is most effective. There are alternatives, however, including pills and other ingested forms. Ask your doctor about which method of taking them is best for your allergy and for your personal taste.
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Tips For Allergy Dairy Free Diets

By Todd Lloyd

Allergies are on the rise with food allergies leading the way. Many of food allergies are related to dairy and for those that are trying to eliminate dairy from their diets it can be a real challenge. Check out these tips for allergy dairy free diets.
Some foods that appear to be dairy free actually are not. This is why you may still feel awful after eating what you thought was dairy free food. It will take a while to figure out what an allergy dairy free diet is made of, and you can continue to improve on that diet over time. To begin an allergy dairy free diet you need to start reading labels. All labels – even those foods that you would assume would not have any dairy products in them – many times they’ll be hidden deep in the ingredients.
You might be surprised to discover that these food allergies can contain dairy.
Albumins
Lactalbumin
Calcium lactate
Lactic Acid
Casein, Potassium lactate
Calcium stearoyl lactylate
Sodium stearoyl fumarate
Calcium caseinate, Stearoyls

If you have eliminated dairy and it’s derivatives an allergy dairy free diet will be fairly straightforward. But one big concern is the amount of calcium you are getting. Much of your calcium intake comes from dairy so it’s important to find replacement foods. Here’s a list of some excellent calcium sources.

Almonds, Hazel nuts, Sesame Seeds Cabbage, Asparagus, Broccoli Prunes, Blackstrap Molasses, Figs Kale, Greens, Fennel, Collard, Mustard Greens, Dandelion seeds, Turnip Greens, Fenugreek,

Chamomile Rice milk, Almond milk, Soy milk or some other milk alternative. Sardines, Salmon, Seafood Oats, Tofu, Soybeans

If you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be a result of dairy then an allergy dairy free diet is likely in the works. But what are some of those symptoms? There are several symptoms that can occur but some are more common. Digestive disorders such as gas, bloating, wind, cramps, and diarrhea or constipation are all very common with a dairy allergy. Some may have difficulty breathing, runny nose, ear ache, soar throat, or symptoms that resemble hay fever. A few will have asthma, eczema, or behavioral problems such as ADHD.

If you are having any of these symptoms why not consider an allergy dairy free diet for a couple of months and see how that goes. If symptoms disappear or become less of a problem you can bet that dairy is likely at least one of your food allergies. If there are still some problems you should take your food allergy detective work a step further.

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Dog Food Allergy - Save Your Dog From the Dangers of Food Allergy

By Michael Lee

If you’re allergic to any kind of food, then you already have a good idea how uncomfortable it is. At its worst, it’s even dangerous. So you can probably imagine how terrible dog food allergy can be for your pet. Dog food allergy is said to be the third most common form of allergy in dogs; but despite this, it remains that there is no one particular cause of this condition.

Some believe that ingredients like wheat and soy negatively affect dogs, while others think that certain proteins are the culprits. Nevertheless, you should be on the lookout for any signs of dog food allergy in your pet.


The most common sign of dog food allergy is excessive scratching. If you notice your dog scratching a lot or constantly gnawing at parts of his body, you must first check if it is being caused by fleas. If not, then you can assume that allergy is causing it. Other symptoms may include vomiting and diarrhea.

To check for dog food allergy, the food trial test is implemented. This involves modifying your dog’s diet for a period of time, usually under the supervision of a veterinarian who can make the observations and diagnosis, as well as any additional tests.

You should gradually introduce a different set of food, alternating it with your dog’s usual food items until he gets used to his new diet. You should observe your dog’s condition for about twelve weeks; and if he improves, that means a change in diet is needed.

It was believed that a combination of lamb and rice was the best option for dogs suffering from food allergy; but nowadays, this idea is rebuffed, particularly because commercially-produced lamb-and-rice dog food mixes contain substances that can further aggravate dog food allergy. Veterinarians suggest other options, like fish or rabbit. Homemade dog food is the better alternative, provided they’re well balanced.

If you find that your pet has a case of dog food allergy, don’t fret; it’s not the end of the world for your furry friend. This simply means that he just requires food that is different from the kind you usually feed him. In time, you’ll be able to find the perfect food that will keep your dog healthy and prevent dog food allergy from acting up.

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Fall Hay Fever Allergies - 4 Quick Tips For Seasonal Allergy Relief

By Andrew J Martin

Okay, so you roll out of bed one morning, open your eyes and then it hits you- watery, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing. Sure, it could be a cold, but guess what? You might also be experiencing hay fever. And not just any hay fever, but fall hay fever.

But then you wonder, "If it's hay fever, shouldn't my hay fever allergies occur in the spring?"

Hay Fever Allergies Are Seasonal Allergies, And Fall Is As Good A Season As Any To Get Them Contrary to the belief of many people who experience hay fever allergies for the first time, hay fever allergies occur in all but the winter months. Also contrary to what many believe, you can develop hay fever allergies (known clinically as allergic rhinitis) at any time during you life. Sorry, but once you've got hay fever, you're likely to have it for a very long time.


According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), 35 million people in the United States suffer from hay fever, so at least you'll be sharing your misery, but that's not going to do anything for your allergy symptoms. What can you do to find fall hay fever allergy relief?

The good news is that you don't have to suffer. At least not as much as you would if you weren't armed with good, solid information. For the worst hay fever allergies, you may want to see your doctor, and there are certain hay fever allergy medications that can help reduce your allergy symptoms, but before starting a full-fledged fall hay fever allergy treatment, you may want to take these steps.

4 Fall Hay Fever Allergy Tips:

• Tip 1: Keep track of the pollen count in your area. You'll know when allergic pollens are at their highest and be able to prepare for them. The AAAAI website provides this information. Use it.
• Tip 2: Use air conditioning, if possible. Yes, the weather may be getting cooler, but the air conditioner in your home or car will filter out allergens from the air, especially if it's one equipped with a HEPA air filter.
• Tip 3: If symptoms are really bad, and you don't want to use medications, you might try a charcoal mask- not necessarily where others will see you and think you're preparing for a mustard gas attack, but in your garden or patio.
• Tip 4: Stay indoors if you must. Sad, but true- most of the allergens you encounter will be outside and you can avoid them by staying inside. You may not want to put your life on hold, but you may also want to control how many outdoor allergens you're exposed to.

Congratulations! The first steps to fall hay fever
allergy relief! Now take a deep breath, put on a stiff upper lip and take these steps that can reduce your allergy symptoms. After all, hay fever allergies are nothing to sneeze at!
Andrew Martin is a science writer for the hay fever section of Allergychannel.net, a physician-monitored , expert source of helpful allergy information since 1999.

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What Are The Wheat Allergy Symptoms To Be Aware Of

By Willhelm Williams

People who suffer from a wheat allergy need to know what the wheat allergy symptoms to be aware of are as well as how to avoid them. A person who suffers from wheat allergies may experience chest pains, dizziness, vomiting or nausea, skin rash and bloating. Mood changes, arthritis, swelling of the tongue or the throat, eye irritation and coughing and a stuffy nose also are symptoms of a wheat allergy. The wheat allergy symptoms might also be a sign of some other medical condition. You should seek medical advice before self-diagnosing any of the symptoms you might have at the time.


With so many symptoms to watch for if you suffer from a wheat allergy, you might not even consider that you have an allergy. Arthritis seems to be a concern for allergy suffers. One might wonder how a wheat allergy can cause such a medical condition. It has been said that the wheat products cause changes in the gut structure, which in turn promotes arthritic development in people who are prone to the disease. There are many studies being conducted to find more relevant information on the affects of wheat allergies and arthritis to further address the problem.

What are the wheat allergy symptoms to be aware of that can cause more severe medical problems? The answer to this is the chest pains. Constant chest pains from a wheat allergy might be the wrong diagnosis as an allergy instead of a heart problem. This can be alarming and requires more of a professional diagnose. A doctor will more than likely order some tests to rule out heart conditions or allergies before advising you of a treatment. If you do have a wheat allergy that is causing the chest pains, you need to refrain from wheat and wheat by products to eliminate the pain.

Wheat allergy symptoms can be mild to severe depending on your tolerance level to wheat. Many people have a low tolerance for wheat while others suffer from severe symptoms from a wheat allergy. One must also remember that if you have a low tolerance to wheat products you cannot just stop consuming wheat products and then a few years later start eating wheat products again. You will no longer have a low tolerance level, you will have an allergy to wheat. This is something every person has to consider when dealing with the wheat allergy problem.

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