Allergies

Managing asthma during pregnancy

Managing asthma during pregnancy

Women who have asthma can safely bear a baby if they take proper precautions to keep asthma attacks at bay. For this reason, we have presented a management strategy to prevent asthma attacks and ensure the baby’s safety.  First, we shall talk about the non-pharmacological approach towards the management of… Read more »

Asthma: Sign and Symptoms, Advice from Your Physician

Asthma: Sign and Symptoms, Advice from Your Physician

Sign and Symptoms of Asthma Normally occurs in the early morning Shortness of breath Wheezing sound while breathing out Coughing Chest tightness Attack of asthma is episodic, between the attacks, the patients may feel normal May mimic other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases Severity is indicated by: Extreme difficulty in breathing… Read more »

Sinusitis (Sinus Infection): Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Sinusitis (Sinus Infection): Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Introduction to sinusitis Sinusitis is the respiratory system problem where there is an inflammation in the sinus cavities due to infection. Sinus cavities are hollow spaces present in the skull, which provides insulation to the skull, resonance to the voice, and reduce the weight of the skull. Four pairs of… Read more »

Home remedies for allergic rhinitis

Home remedies for allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis may not be life-threatening, but it affects the sufferer’s life to the extent that regular activity is severely restricted. Allergic rhinitis is a manageable problem that is so often overlooked by sufferers and doctors.  Though medical management is an integral part of combating allergic rhinitis, some home remedies… Read more »

Allergic rhinitis (Hay fever): Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Allergic rhinitis (Hay fever): Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Allergic rhinitis is also called as Hay fever. Allergic rhinitis is the correct term used to describe this allergic reaction. Rhinitis means “irritation of the nose.” Allergic rhinitis has a considerable effect on quality of life and can result in considerable health- and economic-related consequences, if left untreated.1 Allergic rhinitis… Read more »

Home remedies for allergic rhinitis

Home remedies for allergic rhinitis

Home remedies for allergic rhinitis Allergic rhinitis is a condition when the body evokes an immune response to foreign particles. The symptoms include allergy, nasal congestion or runny nose, sneezing, teary and redness in eyes, etc. Allergic rhinitis is alternatively called hay fever. Medical treatment is needed for a complete… Read more »

Allergy Shots: An Overview

Allergy Shots: An Overview

 Allergy Shots: An Overview Allergy shots are a type of immunotherapy treatment, wherein each shot contains a very minimum amount of certain specific substances that trigger allergic reactions inside your body. These substances are nothing, but allergens and their dosage are adjusted to stimulate the immune system without causing any… Read more »

Leukotriene Modifiers for the Treatment of Asthma and Allergy

Leukotriene Modifiers for the Treatment of Asthma and Allergy

Leukotriene modifiers are a type of drug that helps one manage allergies or allergic rhinitis as well as help in the prevention of asthma. How Do Allergies Occur? The body has a defense system called as immune system that helps protect the body from infection and foreign matter that may… Read more »

Skin allergy tests – Who should go for it? Results

Skin allergy tests – Who should go for it? Results

What are skin allergy tests? Skin allergy tests help to identify the substances that cause allergic reactions to the sufferer. A very small amount of the allergen is made to penetrate the skin through different methods. If the person is sensitive to that particular substance, there will be a distinct… Read more »

Allergy test for asthma : Different types of allergy tests for asthma

Allergy test for asthma : Different types of allergy tests for asthma

Allergy test for asthma Asthma occurs due to the narrowing of the airways. The delicate lining of the airways gets inflamed when they encounter some foreign particles that the individual is allergic to. It could be pet dander, dust, smoke, food, or anything. Thus, allergy is a common trigger factor… Read more »

Peanut allergy: Why peanut allergy happens. Symptoms

Peanut allergy: Why peanut allergy happens. Symptoms

Peanut allergy Peanut allergy is the most common form of food allergy.  The severity of the allergy differs from one individual to another; for some, even a tiny peanut can trigger a severe allergic response, while in others, it could be moderate. Therefore, children and adults who have peanuts allergy… Read more »

Food allergies: Managing and living with food allergy

Food allergies: Managing and living with food allergy

Food allergies  Food allergies are prevalent mostly in children, although adults can also experience an allergic response to eating a particular type of food. It leads to rashes, itching, and similar other allergic symptoms, which could range from mild to severe.  Symptoms of food allergy  Common symptoms are:  Red itchy… Read more »

Allergic rhinitis in children: Complications, Causes & Precautions

Allergic rhinitis in children: Complications, Causes & Precautions

Allergic rhinitis in children     Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and congestion are all symptoms of allergy and are very common in children, especially preschoolers and teens. Allergic rhinitis could be seasonal, which is commonly known as hay fever. In the case of perennial allergic rhinitis, your child will suffer… Read more »

Skin Allergies – What are Skin Allergies? Types & Treatment

Skin Allergies – What are Skin Allergies? Types & Treatment

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is therefore understood, that, the skin will be prone to many health problems. Of these problems, allergies are one of the most common complaints. There are different allergens and irritants that triggers the immune system to act defensively and… Read more »

Seasonal allergies: Causes, Symptoms & When to See Doctor.

As the name suggests seasonal allergies are those acquired during a particular season due an outdoor trigger like pollen, pet dander, pollutants, etc. Some allergies could be perennial while other may be evident during spring, summers, fall or rainy season.  What causes seasonal allergies? The spring season is the most… Read more »