Why do some allergies get worse in Autumn?

For those who suffer from various allergies, it is often a mystery why their condition becomes heightened during the autumn months. While most are aware that pollen causes heightened allergic reactions in spring, autumn also brings its own perils for those who suffer from allergies. In the fall, the most widespread allergy is ragweed, which [...]

Eye Allergies

Allergies can take on many different shapes and forms. They may cause you to have a runny nose, they may make your throat feel closed up, they may even cause asthma, and they can give you itchy, red, watery eyes. People all react differently to the various allergens that we live with on a daily [...]

Nasal Drip … Is It Cold or an Allergy?

When the seasons change a lot of people are afflicted with a nasal drip. A lot of those people attribute this drip to allergies because it often occurs when the seasons start to change. It may not be, it could actually be a cold. Of course, when people are afflicted with a nasal drip during [...]

Stop Suffering From Spring Allergies

When spring rolls round people seem to pull out the tissues and start to look glum. This is because spring heralds the start of hay fever and a lot of people suffer from that particular affliction. There are some things that you can do to prevent or at least minimize the effect of your allergies [...]

Allergies to Fish

Globally, fish plays an important role in human nutrition. Seafood is particularly popular in many parts of the world.  A wish for healthier eating habits and the substitution of meat with seafood has contributed to increased demands for fish and shellfish. However, fish may also contain potent allergens and cause adverse reactions in sensitized individuals. [...]

Mold and Mildew Allergies

Another common allergen is molds and mildew. This is a type of fungi that live in warm and moist environments. They live both indoors and outdoors. Indoor molds commonly grow in dark, damp and poorly ventilated areas like the basements, clothes hampers, crawl space, under the kitchen sink and bathrooms. Outdoor molds can grow in [...]

Look What the Cat/Dog Dragged In

The other day a patient called because he thought he was developing an allergy to his cat.  I asked him to bring in some of his cat’s fur and tested him for cat allergies.  It turns out he wasn’t allergic to his cat … but to the mold attached to his cat’s fur. Cats love [...]

Do You Have A Cold Or An Allergy?

Though colds and allergies have some of the same symptoms, there is a vast difference between the two. Colds are short term viral infections.  Typical symptoms include, congestion, stuffiness,  sneezing, congestion, a  runny nose as well as chills and an body aches. A cold normally lasts 3 to 10 days and your symptoms gradually fade [...]

Allergy To Bee Stings – Part Two

Click Here to Read  Part One How best to protect yourself against bee stings Whether or not you have had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, it is important to know what you can do in the eventuality that you do have a reaction. Some people have allergic reactions to bee or insect stings [...]

Allergy To Bee Stings – Part One

Bees produce venom and if a bee stings you, it will inject the venom into your skin. The toxin is carried quickly in the blood and causes an immune reaction as a foreign substance. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a bee sting, more likely than not you will suffer from a burning [...]