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Photosensitivity - Detecting It And Exercising Care

Photosensitivity – Detecting It And Exercising Care

Photosensitivity is also known as ‘sun allergy’ and is an immune system reaction that is triggered by sunlight; more particularly ultraviolet radiation. Some very sensitive people may also react to strong artificial light. Photosensitivity reacts with different agents such as perfume and other cosmetics (including some sunscreens, ironically) as well as certain medications to react […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Responsible For Severe Asthma Attacks

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Responsible For Severe Asthma Attacks

According to a new study, it has been seen that lower levels of Vitamin D are associated with more severe asthma attacks. Over a four year period, over one thousand asthmatic children were tracked. The findings of the study showed that those children who were deficient in vitamin D, were likelier to have a severe […]

The Pros Of Allergy Shots

The Pros Of Allergy Shots

If you have allergies you have probably just wished them away any number of times and have perhaps considered getting allergy shots if they would rid you of the problem. Allergy shots or immunotherapy, works on the principle of stimulating the body’s immune system to resist allergic reaction by small doses of the allergen. Over […]

EPA Guidelines for Reducing Asthma Triggers this Summer

EPA Guidelines for Reducing Asthma Triggers this Summer

The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has issued recommendations for reducing asthma triggers this summer. The air quality impacts asthma triggers, which can be exacerbated in summer because of the increase in ground level ozone. This level of ozone can increase sensitivity to dust and other airborne particles. Look for the air quality index […]

How Does The Buteyko Breathing Technique Work?

How Does The Buteyko Breathing Technique Work?

We have spoken briefly about the Buteyko breathing technique, a shallow breathing technique that can help deal with asthma. Let’s take a look at exactly how this breathing technique works: The Buteyko breathing technique is a set of breathing exercises that teaches a person how to control their breathing. In a sense it teaches you […]

Food Allergies Continue To Baffle, Though Low Allergy Peanut May Hold Hope

Food Allergies Continue To Baffle, Though Low Allergy Peanut May Hold Hope

A steady rise in the numbers that suffer from food allergies, has been noted; however doctors are no closer to understanding why some people have allergies and why some are so severe as to be life threatening. The other thing that limits medical understanding of allergies is the fact that there is really no way […]

Asthma And Wheezing? It Could Be Your Household Spray Warn Experts

Asthma And Wheezing? It Could Be Your Household Spray Warn Experts

If you or someone in your family has asthma, it could be that the symptoms of asthma are exacerbated by something as innocuous seeming as your household cleaning sprays. They could also be the culprits responsible for initiating breathing troubles even for those that do not have asthma. According to a recent study, inhaling chemicals […]

What Is Celiac Disease And How Is It Different From A Wheat Allergy?

What Is Celiac Disease And How Is It Different From A Wheat Allergy?

Though both conditions mean that a person is required to avoid gluten, celiac disease and a wheat allergy are different from each other. While the former is an autoimmune disorder, the latter is an allergy. There are several points of difference here: With an allergy, the body perceives certain (usually harmless) external stimuli as harmful, […]

Burger Intake Increases Asthma Risk

Burger Intake Increases Asthma Risk

In a study involving fifty thousand children, it was found that three or more burgers a week increases asthma risk in children. This risk of wheezing and asthma was seen to reduce, the more fresh fruit, vegetables and fish the children were seen to consume. While it is not burgers per se, the risk of […]

Allergic to Shellfish? Not forever Perhaps

Allergic to Shellfish? Not forever Perhaps

If you have always had to avoid the shrimp cocktail, eschew the lobster or pass on the prawn curry, it may not continue forever. According to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology it was found that shellfish allergies may dissipate over time. Typically the allergic reaction to shell fish […]