Allergy News From Medical News Today
An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an allergic response is triggered causing symptoms which include sneezing, wheezing, rash, itchy eyes and sickness. Rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world and may affect up to 30-35% of people at some time in their lives.
Yellow jacket stings: What to do
22 Jun 2017 at 3:00am
Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.
Sun poisoning: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
20 Jun 2017 at 9:00am
Sun poisoning is a relatively uncommon condition similar to a sunburn. In addition to pain, swelling, and itchy skin, it can cause long-term complications.
Drug allergies: What you need to know
15 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
While many drugs cause side effects, some medications can cause an allergic reaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment in this article.
Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis
13 Jun 2017 at 9:00am
What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?
Potato allergy: Risk factors and symptoms
13 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
What causes a potato allergy and who gets a potato allergy? Learn about the complications caused by the allergy and what foods should be avoided.
Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
12 Jun 2017 at 9:00am
Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis.
Can you be allergic to coffee?
8 Jun 2017 at 3:00am
If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But could it be an allergy?
Can you be allergic to sugar?
7 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
In this article, we look at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.
Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms
5 Jun 2017 at 9:00am
In this article, we investigate what causes adverse reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.
Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies
5 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.
Kiwi allergy: What you need to know
5 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
What are the signs and symptoms of a kiwi fruit allergy and what are the causes? Learn about kiwi allergies in children and how to avoid a trigger.
Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being
2 Jun 2017 at 8:00am
Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.
Are food allergies overdiagnosed?
18 May 2017 at 10:00am
Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.
Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows
10 May 2017 at 12:00am
A new study examines whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of childhood and adult-onset asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies.
Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts
2 May 2017 at 10:00am
Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.