When you have wheat allergy, your immune system sees it as a dangerous foreign substance and takes action, fighting back with antibodies known as Immunoglobulin E, or IgE.
As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics,… Read more »
Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.
Cross-reaction chart for oral allergy syndrome.
The only current treatment for this allergy is to avoid all traces of peanuts and peanut butter or other peanut-containing products. If your allergic child (or you) eats peanut with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency situation only, it’s… Read more »
We’ve all read the headlines about the devastating effects global warming is having on the planet. But there’s more to the story. Rising temperatures and wild weather are also causing allergies to skyrocket in populations around the world.
If breaking a sweat makes you break out in hives you might think exercise is to blame. Before handing over your gym pass learn why science says its the body heat, not the exertion, that’s causing the allergy.
The doctor’s advice sounds clear enough – if pets make you wheeze and sneeze, stay away. But anyone with animal allergies knows life isn’t always so simple. Some people whose eyes are aflame after five minutes near a sheepdog can live with a poodle without ever cracking a tissue box. Others find that regularly bathing… Read more »
All about the cursed weed, and how to beat its pollen.