Understanding Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are allergic reactions to airborne substances that appear during certain times of the year. The best-known of these are reactions to trees, weeds, and grass pollens. Seasonal allergies are manifested through a runny nose, itchy skin, watery eyes,...

Preventing Food Allergy Cross-contamination

Foods that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. Even the tiniest trace of an allergen can result in an allergic reaction. For that reason, if you are dealing with people with food allergies, it’s important to use the utmost caution. One of the most important...

Celebrities With Allergies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 90th Academy Awards or Oscar Awards on March 4. The awards will honor the best films of the past year and the talented individuals who contributed to them. Fame brings many things, but it doesn’t bring...

What is Cedar Fever?

Other than the frigid weather, one reason why people dread the coming of winter is the prevalence of cedar fever. Cedar fever is a seasonal allergy caused by a reaction to the pollen of mountain cedar trees. An allergic reaction to mountain cedar has many symptoms,...

Alone and Having an Anaphylactic Reaction?

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening reaction to an allergy. An anaphylactic reaction usually occurs after you come in contact with substances to which you are allergic—including foods, medications, or insect stings. Your immune system overreacts to the allergen...

Oils That Can Help Alleviate Allergies

Food allergy is a reaction of the immune system after a person eats a certain food. The allergic reaction may be provoked even when the person consumes a very small amount of the trigger food. Symptoms of food allergy include swollen airways, hives, and digestive...