Allergy is a type of disorder of the immune system. Over the years, there have been substances classified as allergens and a person found allergic to any allergen experiences an adverse reaction once it comes in contact with the body. Some of these adverse reactions include itching, wheezing, hives, and sneezing.
Quick allergy facts
If you are suffering from food allergy symptoms even if you are just munching on broccoli and mushrooms, then it is time to undergo a food allergy testing to determine which types of food are giving you the itch. More than food intolerance and other adverse reactions to food, your allergy could be your immune […]
People suffer from different allergies and what triggers them can be easily found in our environment and at home. Pets cause allergies because of their dander, saliva, and urine. Even when you are not allergic to pets, their fur can carry allergens like mold and pollen. However, studies also show that having pets around offer […]
In the early 90’s, the American Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO) Trial was launched to study prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in men. The study tested 76,000 men, initially divided into two groups, the screening group and the control group. Those who are part of the screening group received yearly tests for 6 years, […]
Mold is a type of fungi that grows in our surroundings. They grow in places where there is food, the right temperature, and moisture. It is found outdoors, in our homes, and other places where mold growth is possible. Mold releases spores and they are commonly mixed into the air. Inhaling air that contains mold […]
Egg is the most common food that infants and kids are allergic to. It usually starts to show at 6 months and fades as the baby grows older, usually by the age of three. Egg allergy is prominent among kids and an allergic reaction usually results to infantile eczema.
Infantile eczema is the […]
All You Need to Know about Detergent Allergy
Do you ever experience a rash or burning sensation on your skin when you do your laundry or when you use newly washed clothes that are heavily scented? Or do you get dry and scaly skin a day or two after you did the laundry? If you […]
Applying sunscreen is necessary especially when we love staying under the sun with too much skin exposed. Sunscreen protects our skin from harmful ultra violet rays from the sun. We need to protect our skin because the harmful UV rays, UVB and UVA can cause burn, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. However, not everyone’s […]
We love how vacuum cleaners work. It’s an easy way to clean the house, getting all the dust and dirt out with just a machine. However, recent studies suggest that vacuum cleaners may cause more harm than good as they have the tendency to release dust, dirt, and bacteria back into the air in our […]
When we experience an allergic reaction, we experience symptoms. These symptoms differ in degree depending on how an allergen gets in contact with our body. Allergens may be inhaled, ingested, or land on the skin. When our immune system detects an allergen, it releases antibodies to fight the allergens. In the process, histamine is released. […]