- People who cut gluten out of their diets might just be trading the normally harmless protein for some toxic metals.
- Humans have invented mechanical transportation faster than our bodies have evolved to endure it.
- Most people who think they are allergic to penicillin have either outgrown their allergy or were never allergic to begin with.
- The reasons why women suffer from autoimmune disorders and allergies more than men.
- Adding some plants to your office is more than just decoration — it can drastically improve the air you breathe while chained to your desk all day.
- Next time another person makes you want to flee the room, it could be related to an actual allergy.
- Just because all the flowers are gone in the winter doesn’t mean you are safe from allergies.
- New guidelines urge parents to embrace, not avoid, nuts in babies' diets.
- Dry eye sounds like a mild, albeit irritating, ailment, but it can become serious if not treated.
- Aquagenic urticaria is an extremely rare condition that causes sufferers to break into hives at the slightest contact with water of any temperature.
- The itch of poison ivy is maddening and there were few options for relief, but another remedy may be on the horizon.
- When you have a severe allergic reaction, your own immune system overreacts as it tries to fight off something it thinks is dangerous.
An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, hay fever, or an asthma attack.