The hygiene hypothesis is a theory linking certain aspects of modern life - antibiotics, sanitation, clean drinking-water, and better hygiene - with less exposure to a diverse range of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
Everyone sneezes. Some people sneeze more often, and louder than others. Some people sneeze once, others a number of times in quick succession. But what makes us sneeze?
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.
The term 'hypoallergenic' is used to describe a number of products, such as cosmetics and toiletries, baby milk formula, jewellery and bedding, but what does it really mean?
Is there an injection for hayfever? Fund out here.
Some people have allergy-like symptoms after ingesting alcohol, but because alcohol allergy is rare, it's possible these symptoms are more likely to be due to alcohol intolerance.
Here's what you can do to combat mould problems, and take care of yourself and your home.
Millions of us buy a Christmas tree in December each year, but could our new festive housemate end up needling us in more ways than one.
Angioedema is swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in deeper layers of the skin often near the eyes, lips, hands, and feet. Learn more about why it happens.
Pollen from trees and shrubs can trigger hayfever, a type of allergy – your doctor may call it seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Pollen from grass can trigger hayfever, a type of allergy – your doctor may call it seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Pollen from weeds can trigger hayfever, a type of allergy – your doctor may call it seasonal allergic rhinitis.
How can people with food allergies and intolerance help protect themselves using food labels? Get the facts.
Food allergies are most common in under-3s, with around 1 in 14 children in this age group having one or more food allergies.
From the pollen count to allergy trigger - your frequently asked questions about allergies are answered here.
When things go wrong with the sinuses, such as blockages or infections, the result can be very painful.
Hounded by allergies? Find out what the problem might be.
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.
An allergic reaction can be triggered by contact with any substance a person is allergic to, such as food, pollen or something else in the environment.
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.
If nasal passages are blocked by allergies, sinusitis, infections or colds, rinsing them out with a salt water solution or spray can help bring relief from symptoms.
Nasal sprays can be an effective way of treating nasal allergies by delivering medication directly into the nose. Decongestant nasal sprays can also help clear a blocked nose caused by hayfever, dust or pet allergies.
Like to exercise outdoors but have seasonal allergies? Read these helpful tips on how you can take control and get fit outside.
Dogs, cats and other furry pets can trigger allergic reactions in many people. Understanding pet allergies so you can have your pet and live with it too.
We give you tips on how to help allergy proof your environment.
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