A latex allergy is an allergy to rubber or natural latex, often found in gloves used by health professionals, balloons, rubber bands and condoms.
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 and skin tests and patch tests for allergies.
A milk allergy is a condition in which milk and other dairy products trigger an inappropriate immune response. Learn about the symptoms and foods to avoid.
A person with a nut allergy can have a serious reaction to tiny amounts of a nut product. This can result in anaphylaxis, a medical emergency.
Sulphites are used as preservatives in some foods, and can cause allergy-like symptoms in people with asthma and allergic rhinitis. Get information about sulphite sensitivity, its causes and treatments.
Information on how to live a normal life if you have an allergy to soy is given.
Skin prick testing, intradermal tests and patch testing are methods which may be recommended to help diagnose allergies.
One treatment that may be recommended for severe allergies is hyposensitisation, also called immunotherapy or allergy injections.
Salicylates are an ingredient in aspirin, and some people can have allergic reactions to aspirin and salicylates.
Hayfever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is condition in which people experience an allergic reaction to different types of pollen during the year.
Whether it is pollen in the summer or a type of food or food ingredient, keeping track of symptoms and triggers can help you prevent allergy attacks and help your doctor identify the best treatments for your allergy.
Fish allergy affects about 1 in 200 people, while shellfish allergy affects around 1 in 100 people.
Information to help distinguish the difference between being intolerant of food and having food allergies.
Dust mites are microscopically small, but can cause big problems for people who are allergic to them.
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.
It can be easy to forget to get answers to some burning questions about allergies during a doctor's appointment, so here are some suggested questions to print out and take to your next appointment.
An important part of diagnosing allergies is a careful evaluation of your symptoms. Your doctor will ask you several questions to rule out other conditions that may cause allergy-like symptoms.
Many medications can cause adverse side effects, and certain medications can trigger allergic reactions. In an allergic reaction the immune system mistakenly responds to a medication by creating an immune response against it.
Sinusitis is the inflammation and swelling of the lining of the sinuses behind the cheekbones and forehead caused by a viral, fungal or bacterial infection.
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.
Hives, also known as urticaria, welts, weals, or nettle rash, is an itchy, raised rash on the skin, often accompanied by swelling.
Depending on the weather, wearing wrap-around sunglasses can help to stop pollen getting in your eyes when you are outdoors. Over-the-counter allergy medicines can also be used for eye allergies. Eye drops are also available that can help wash out your eyes.
Mould spores and house dust mites are common triggers of allergy symptoms in the winter.
A person suspected of having a food allergy or intolerance may be advised by a doctor to use a food elimination diet.
Each year, thousands of children face a struggle to make the grade in their summer exams because of the debilitating effect of hayfever. Here are tips on how to help your child minimise the effects of nasal allergies at school.
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