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  1. 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.

  2. Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction characterised by swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, and a feeling of impending doom.

  3. 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.

  4. Winter allergies

    Mould spores and house dust mites are common triggers of allergy symptoms in the winter.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Living with a wheat allergy

    Foods made with wheat are common, and wheat includes gluten, which is a common cause of food allergy or intolerance.

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