Can Mold Exposure Cause Headaches?

mold-exposure-symptomsSo, does mold give you headaches? This question may sound strange to most of you because these two things seem obviously have nothing to do with each other. However, the truth is mold exposure can be the underlying cause of your typical headache or migraine. Certain types of indoor molds, in particular the “black mold”, can make you sick. That’s to say, headaches from mold and mildew do exist. Continue reading Can Mold Exposure Cause Headaches?

Can You Be Allergic To Smells?

scent-allergiesYou’ve probably had the experience of getting sick when your noses pick up a scent, for example the smell of peanuts, weed, onions, cinnamons, and so on. So, it should be no surprise that you believe that there is a link between allergies and smells. But the fact is that you aren’t generally allergic to strong odors and perfumes. Instead, in this case your symptoms like sneezing, itching and runny nose are the result of the irritation of your nasal passage. Continue reading Can You Be Allergic To Smells?

How to Prevent Spring Allergies Naturally?

red-patch-on-baby's-legsFrom a medical point of view, skin allergies mainly refer to skin redness, itching, peeling, atopic dermatitis and other symptoms due to the exposure to a variety of stimuli, such as cosmetics, chemicals, pollen, certain foods, polluted air, etc. As spring rolls around, the gradually rising temperature will make various allergens in the air become more active. Coupled with the highly secretive sebaceous glands, allergic reactions will be easily triggered. Now the question is: how to avoid spring allergies? And here are some tips and tricks you should know when it comes naturally preventing allergy symptoms. Besides of skin allergies, they helps you avoid congestion of hay fever, itchy eyes, sneezing, and other symptoms too. Continue reading How to Prevent Spring Allergies Naturally?

Over the Counter Hay Fever Medicine

allergic-rhinitisSince hay fever is mainly the result of an allergic reaction to pollen, the ideal treatment is to completely avoid pollen. Of course, besides of pollen you should avoid other triggers and allergens too, for example, dust, animal dander, molds, and so on. While currently no cure is available for hayfever, you can rely on some allergies medicine, especially the over-the-counter (OTC) ones, to diminish mild allergy symptoms. And the most commonly used OTC medications are antihistamines, decongestants, cromolyn sodium, and corticosteroids. However, before the introduction let’s first briefly describe the condition hay fever. Continue reading Over the Counter Hay Fever Medicine

What Food is Good for Skin Allergy?

skin-allergy-picturesThe start of spring makes everything come to life again, even the skin allergies. So, are there any simple ways that help minimize many spring allergy symptoms? Apparently, starting with your food seems a good idea if you are prone to this condition. Have no idea at all what food should be used? Well, below is a list of the most popular foods that are not only tasty, but also good for skin allergy. Continue reading What Food is Good for Skin Allergy?

Need Fast Acting Allergy Relief?

seasonal-allergyWhen you are attacked by allergies, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicines are something that can help bring in fast acting allergy relief – with the right one, of course. So, the question is: what is the fastest working allergy medicine for you? Apparently, this is a question that is hard to answer. The reason for that is twofold: the allergic reaction varies from patient to patient, plus there are so many of them available in different forms, such as inhaled nasal sprays, ointment, liquids, lotions, capsules, gels, tablets, powders, oral pills, eye drops, and so on. Continue reading Need Fast Acting Allergy Relief?