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Category Archives: Allergies

12 FDA-Recommended Makeup Safety Tips

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm

We recently wrote about the bacterial dangers posed by using old mascara, so we thought it would be a good idea to look at some other important FDA recommended cosmetic safety tips: If you have any irritation or reaction from your makeup, no matter how small, stop using the product immediately and seek medical attention if n .......

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What is Post-Nasal Drip?

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 12:44 am

  Everyday our bodies produce over a quart of mucus, but some people produce excess mucus or mucus that is too thick to easily swallow and it uncomfortably drips down the throat. This condition is called post-nasal drip (PND). Let’s look at some PND facts now: What is mucus? It’s a thick substance that .......

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A Peek at Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 12:07 am

Conjunctivitis (commonly known as ‘pinkeye’), is a condition whereby the thin layer covering the white of the eye and the tissue in the eyelid becomes inflamed. Conjunctivitis can have several different episodic causes, or can be a recurrent symptom of a larger underlying condition. What Causes Acute C .......

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Could Cockroaches Be Triggering Your Allergic Asthma?

Written by Courteney

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 1:47 am

Are your allergies or asthma out of control year-round and you’ve been dusting regularly, avoiding harsh chemicals and taking all the other necessary precautions to no avail? You just may have a creepy crawly allergic asthma trigger scuttling around your home! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Ameri .......

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The Big 8 Food Allergens (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:04 am

About 15 million Americans have food allergies. Over 90% of all food reactions (nearly 30,000 anaphylactic reactions annually) are caused by 8 specific allergens. This group of highly allergic foods has been dubbed “The Big 8” (if you haven’t caught our post on the first 4, chec .......

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The “Big 8” Food Allergens (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 1:02 am

Nearly 15 million Americans have food allergies. People can be allergic to nearly any type of food substance however, 8 foods in particular comprise 90% of all food allergies, earning them the moniker “The Big 8”. These allergens are responsible for up to 30,000 anaphylactic reactions .......

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Strange But True Allergies

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis Cholinergic urticaria is a reaction to exertion which induces hives, and is sometimes accompanied by acute hypotension which mimics anaphylactic shock. Very rarely, people experience true anaphylactic shock from physical activity, but the exact science seems to be cloudy and usually there ar .......

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Gluten Free Options, Products And Info

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

Only about 1% of the population has celiac disease (a serious autoimmune condition whereby gluten protein causes the body to attack itself) and 0.4% of Americans have a true allergy to wheat. However, a whopping 18 million Americans have a non-specific sensitivity to gl .......

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Allergy Ingredient Substitutions

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Do you love baked goods like cereal or chocolate but have a nut allergy or are lactose intolerant? Well fortunately, in this world of options a multitude of dietary restrictions doesn’t mean you have to throw the kitchen towel in and give up! Some convenient substitutions by category are as follows: Dairy Substitutes S .......

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Tips For Allergy-Proofing Your Home

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 11:14 pm

The beginning of Spring is a great time to do some allergy-proofing as it can go hand in hand with Spring cleaning. It can also better prepare any hay fever sufferers in your household for the season by providing a safe place for them to catch a break from allergy and asthma triggers. Allergy-Friendly Bedd .......

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