Category Archives: Allergies

Dust Allergy Symptoms

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an allergy as “exaggerated or pathological immunological reaction (as by sneezing, difficult breathing, itching, or skin rashes) to substances, situations, or physical states that are without comparable effect on the average individual”. The immune systems of some people are programmed to overreact as soon as they come in contact with a particular substance. The body reacts… Read more »

Symptoms of Allergic Reactions to Flu Shot

Seasonal flu vaccines are designed to protect us from the most common influenza viruses that thrive during seasonal changes. According to CDC, “For the 2014-2015 influenza season, trivalent and quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV) are available. The trivalent IIV is designed to protect against three influenza viruses – one influenza A (H3N2) virus, one influenza A (H1N1) virus, and one… Read more »

Products and Food to Avoid if You are Allergic to Latex

The term ‘latex’ refers to the milky fluid (sap) that circulates in the vascular system of rubber trees. This milky fluid is commonly used to make natural rubber products. It is observed that people who are allergic to latex cannot use any product manufactured from the milky fluid that is obtained from the rubber tree. The proteins present in natural… Read more »

Acupuncture to Relieve Allergies

Allergies are mostly caused due to pollen of flowers, grasses, and weeds. The most common symptoms of allergies are itchy eyes, sneezing, running nose, headaches and fatigue. A number of medicines are available, but most of them have a certain side effects. At the same time, these medicines are neither able to improve the overall health of the patient, nor… Read more »