Allergies

Stuffy Nose – Nasal Congestion

What Is Nasal Congestion? Nasal congestion, commonly called blocked or stuffy nose, refers to blockage of nasal passages caused by swelling of nasal mucous layer. Apart from nasal congestion, there are other causes of blocked nose. Causes of Nasal Congestion A cause of blocked nose may be suspected from symptoms, their >> Read More ...

Causes of Tingling or Numb Lips

Tingling or Numb Lips Lip tingling is abnormal feeling, and lip numbness is decreased or absent feeling in the lip. Both sensations, medically called paresthesia, arise from conditions affecting sensory nerves in the lips, but usually not from neurological diseases. Skin diseases also rarely cause tingling or numbness >> Read More ...

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Tests

FOOD ALLERGY TESTS How to prepare for allergy testing? Antihistamine and antidepressant drugs should be stopped 3-5 days before testing, but only with doctor’s approval. Skin Prick Test A skin prick test can confirm allergies to certain foods. A drop of a dissolved food sample is placed on the forearm, and pricked >> Read More ...

Eosinophilic Colitis

What is Eosinophilic Colitis? Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is a rare allergic disorder of an unkown cause in which eosinophils, a special type of white blood cells, can be found in the colon. In many cases a food that triggers allergy can be identified. Both children and adults may be affected. Disorder is a part of >> Read More ...

Can an Allergy Cause a Headache?

Allergies cause many symptoms depending on the part of the body where the inflammation is occurring. For example when the lining of the nose is irritated, there is sneezing and a runny nose. However, there are times when symptoms arise during an allergic episode that may not seem related to an allergy. Headaches are one >> Read More ...

Mold Spores Allergy – Symptoms and Treatment

What is Mold? Molds (in British English = moulds) are a type of multi-cellular fungi (as opposed to yeasts that are single-cell fungi). Molds are widely present in nature – they break down organic substances. Mildew is a type of fungi that appear on plants (outdoor and indoor). The term mildew is often used for any >> Read More ...

Natural and Organic Sunscreen

The Aim of This Article The purpose of this article is to discuss the pros and cons of sunscreens labeled as “natural”, “organic”, “hypoallergenic”, or “biodegradable” in an unbiased manner. What are Natural Sunscreens? Claims like “all ingredients are derived from >> Read More ...
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