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Medical Reference related to allergies

  1. Allergies during the Christmas break

    Christmas means allergies for many people, whether it is dusty decorations coming down from the loft, or an allergic reaction to Christmas trees.

  2. Recognising the source of allergies

    An allergy specialist may be able to help you identify your triggers. Several different types of allergy tests are used to identify triggers. Learn about blood, skin tests and patch tests for allergies.

  3. Allergies keeping you awake?

    The symptoms of allergies, including sneezing, a runny nose and postnasal drip; watery, itchy eyes, ears, nose and throat can stop a person from getting a good night's sleep.

  4. Living with a food allergy

    If you have a diagnosed food allergy to ingredients such as milk, eggs or peanuts, the best way to prevent symptoms is to try to avoid those food triggers.

  5. Sinus infection and chronic sinusitis

    Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining of the sinuses behind the cheekbones and forehead caused by a virus or bacterial infection.

  6. Living with a wheat allergy

    If you are allergic to any wheat protein, strictly avoiding wheat and wheat products is the only way to prevent a reaction, which can include stomach upsets, eczema, hayfever, asthma and even anaphylaxis.

  7. Oral allergy syndrome

    Oral allergy syndrome is also known as pollen-food syndrome.It usually occurs in those who have hayfever in the spring or summer and who are allergic to pollen from trees (especially birch trees), grasses or weeds.

  8. What is multiple chemical sensitivity?

    Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is the name given to a condition in which various symptoms reportedly appear after a person has been exposed to any of a wide range of chemicals.

  9. Allergy symptoms

    Symptoms of allergies differ depending on what's triggered the allergic reaction and from person to person.

  10. Helping your child use a nebuliser

    Help your child get the most out of their asthma treating nebuliser. These simple tips show you how.

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