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.
Accidental poisoning by soap products: What to do
16 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Accidental poisoning by soap products can result from contact with any kind of chemical soap products. Learn what to do when accidental poisoning occurs.
Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
15 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.
Tattoos: Does ink travel through your body?
14 Jul 2017 at 12:00am
After the tattoo needle punctures deep into your skin, most of the ink is lodged firmly in your dermis - but the rest goes on a journey.
What makes eyes itch?
4 Jul 2017 at 8:00am
Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.
Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments?
4 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.
Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments
3 Jul 2017 at 3:00am
Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated.
Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
3 Jul 2017 at 12:00am
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample...
Allergy shots: Uses, effectiveness, and side effects
30 Jun 2017 at 3:00am
To keep their symptoms at bay, allergy sufferers may try many different treatments. What are allergy shots and when might they be used?
Cosmetic complaints climb but products still on market
28 Jun 2017 at 12:00am
Study highlights poor reporting to the FDA of potentially harmful cosmetic products and calls for better data along with policy changes.
Contact dermatitis: Triggers and treatment
26 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
The unpleasant itching of contact dermatitis may be experienced by everyone once in their lifetime, but what is it? How can it be treated?
Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention
25 Jun 2017 at 3:00am
Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. While they don't carry disease, they may stop you from getting a good night's sleep.
Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk
23 Jun 2017 at 10:00am
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.
Ten best home remedies for poison ivy
23 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
What is poison ivy and how can it be recognized? Learn about the ten best home remedies for poison ivy rash and how poison ivy can be avoided.
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.