Allergy Blog

Earth Day and Allergies

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is an annual event held worldwide to gather support for environmental protection. It is celebrated in more than 190 countries with various events enjoining people to work together to keep the planet safe and clean. Earth Day...

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Educating Your Child About Allergies

Children will be better able to handle their allergies if they fully understand them. It’s critical to teach your kids about the causes and effects of allergy. If your child has allergies, here are some important things to discuss: Allergy triggers – Children need to...

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Easter Allergy Triggers

It’s hard not to love Easter with its egg hunts, dyed eggs, and beautiful spring setting. If you have food allergies, though, Easter can present a number of challenges. Here are a few tips to make Easter safer for people with allergies and food sensitivities: Egg...

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A Few Myths About Food Allergies

April 7 is World Health Day and a good time to assess overall health. A good part of our health is shaped by the food we eat, but here’s a challenge: A number of healthy foods can cause allergies and end up being detrimental to our health. The slice of whole wheat...

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The Trouble with Trees

Have your allergies kicked up? Blame the trees. Trees release their pollen in early spring, but in warmer parts of the country, the pollen onslaught may start as early as late December. Pollen grains resemble a fine dust and are released by plants during blooming...

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Grain-induced Allergic Reactions

The gluten-free craze sheds light on the fact that many people are developing allergies and intolerances to food products that contain wheat. Barley and rye can also induce reactions as they contain proteins that are similar to wheat. Allergies to wheat and other...

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Dealing with the Spring Pollen Barrage

Does spring have you feeling miserable? As early as February, the air can fill with pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds, causing symptoms such as a runny or congested nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Spring can also trigger respiratory effects including...

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Watch out for Beer Allergy

Beer drinking goes hand in hand with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, but beer is not for everybody. Some people have allergic reactions to ingredients found in beer. Symptoms could range from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can...

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Tips to Survive Spring Allergy Season

Spring is the season for warmer weather, colorful flowers, green grass, and plenty of outdoor activities. The beauties of spring could quickly turn into a nightmare, however, for millions of people who suffer from pollen allergies. As people head outside, the pollen...

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