Watch your pet for the symptoms of allergies so you can take action and help your furry friend stay comfortable even when pollen counts are high. Considering all the possible allergy triggers and making a few simple changes in your home can stop the itching, skin infections and respiratory problems associated with allergies in pets.
The statistics show that Americans love pets. Yet millions have a pet dander allergy. Though many think they're allergic to pet hair, it's a very different story. Find out more about pet dander allergies here.
Sneezing is our body’s defensive reaction to attempt to expel irritants and fluids. Illness, allergens, and other foreign bodies can all trigger sneezing fits. Read the article to learn the science of sneezing, and what you can do about it
Itchy eyes. Sniffing. Sneezing. A sore throat. You feel like you’re coming down with something, but plants are blooming, and viruses are going around. You might be thinking to yourself, “Am I sick or is it allergies?” If you’ve thought this, you’re not alone. Learn about the differences and how to discern between the two.
Allergies are a result of having an immune system capable of defending against trillions of possible invaders. Our immune systems are finely tuned to identify threats among the cast-off skin cells, fragments of fungus, and the rest of the rain of biological matter in everyday life.
Allergies share many symptoms with sinus infections, including runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, but they can’t cause a fever. In fact, taking your temperature can help your healthcare provider determine whether you’re dealing with allergies or an infection. For adults, a fever is any temperature higher than 100.4°F.
It’s not just your imagination, seasonal allergies are getting worse each year. They are getting worse outdoors as a result of climate change and increased carbon dioxide, which make for more pollen at unpredictable times. They are getting worse indoors because sealing off spaces to minimize energy loss has the side-effect of pollen and other irritants building up in the air with nowhere to go but up your nose.
Love at first sight is rare, depending on who you ask, but what about love at first sniff? Most of us have been influenced into thinking a prospective mate is more appealing by their scent, both artificial and natural. Mating is one of evolution’s vital mechanisms, so any intrinsic propensities we have for figuring out who is the best match certainly has a strong evolutionary basis.
Allergy triggers are substances in our environment that cause an allergic reaction. Though some of the symptoms overlap, an allergic reaction is a very specific event in your body and is different from an infection, intolerance, or poisoning.