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 [...]

Pollen Forecast: Vancouver, British Columbia

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the trees are growing new leaves. It is spring time and people all over Vancouver are groaning in anticipation of the allergic reactions that spring brings with it. The pollen forecast in Vancouver has been provided by the weather network since 1993. Each and every single [...]

What Are Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when the body’s immune system overreacts. Its main function is to fight germs and other diseases. Bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms are being fought by our antibodies. But for some unknown reasons, the immune system reacts inappropriately and thought that certain substances in a food are harmful. This also happens in [...]

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 [...]

The Most Common Fall Allergies

Come fall, while others are thinking about football, pumpkin pie, Halloween and are busy raking leaves, you may be in a world of misery. You can get help to control your fall allergies. Typical Late Summer and Fall Season Allergies One of the main contributors to late summer and fall allergies is the ragweed plant.  [...]

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 [...]

Allergy To Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious and beautiful fruit, with excellent nutrient values rich in flavenoids and antioxidants. Strawberries are eaten as they are or added to many processed foods like jams and crushes. What many people don’t know is that strawberries are also used in beauty and cosmetic products and even in perfumes. A small percentage [...]

Are You Allergic To Your Pet?

We love our furry friends to distraction. And it is distressing to find out that you or one of your children have developed an allergy to them. Pet allergies can be mild or very intense. Dogs and cats release allergens through their skin, saliva and urine. There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog [...]