- Spring allergies
We look at spring allergy causes, including pollen, and explores how you can manage allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and headaches. Also look here for information about spring allergy treatments and medications.
- Allergies: Allergies to medications
Many medicines can cause adverse side effects, and certain medicines can trigger allergic reactions. In an allergic reaction the immune system mistakenly responds to a medicine by creating an immune response against it.
- Plant allergy treatment
Usually self-care at home is all that is needed for an allergic reaction to a plant, but medical advice should always be sought if the reaction is severe.
Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction characterised by swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, and a feeling of impending doom.
- Autumn allergies
Mould spores in the air are a common cause of autumn allergies. Here are some tips for coping with allergies when the leaves start falling off the trees.
- Winter allergies
Mould spores and house dust mites are common triggers of allergy symptoms in the winter.
- 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.
- Natural allergy relief: Saline nasal sprays
If the nasal passages have become blocked due to allergies, rinsing them out with a salt water spray or solution can bring some relief from allergy symptoms.
- 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.
- 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.