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Legume Allergy. Are you Nuts?

A thick and rich peanut butter please! Double Dutch flavored ice cream! More Ferrero please! We just love to eat but what about health and safety? A person who has legume or peanut allergy has to be cautious about what he eats in order to avoid food allergic reactions. Continue reading

2010 nasal spray flu vaccine side effects

How effective is the nasal-spray seasonal flu vaccine LAIV (FluMistĀ®)?

In one large study among children aged 15-85 months, the seasonal nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV (FluMistĀ®) reduced the chance of influenza illness by 92% compared with placebo. In a study among adults, the participants were not specifically tested for influenza. However, the study found 19% fewer severe febrile respiratory tract illnesses, 24% fewer respiratory tract illnesses with fever, 23-27% fewer days of illness, 13-28% fewer lost work days, 15-41% fewer health care provider visits, and 43-47% less use of antibiotics compared with placebo. Continue reading

Contact Dermatitis: Irritant and Allergic types

Do you have an extreme sensitivity to a stimulation of any kind? How does it annoy you? What is your response with the irritating object or situation? Do bra straps or stockings make your shoulders or thighs itch? Does your skin exhibit signs of extreme sensitivity to a type of hair product? Exhibiting signs of dermatitis? Continue reading

4 Common Allergy Medication During Pregnancy

An allergy is a medical condition wherein allergens irritate your system resulting to a myriad of reactions that make your body crazy. It is when your immune system becomes hypersensitive. Common allergy signs and symptoms are nasal swelling, redness, sneezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing, itching, asthma, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. A person is most likely to be subjected to an allergic reaction when the person is exposed to the allergens in the working and living environment.

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Runny Nose and Nose-Block. Why?

Do you wake up every morning sneezing your nose away?

Do you feel that you are only breathing through one nostril instead of both?

Does your runny-nose or nose-block come back after you stop using nasal decongestant spray?

If your answer is “yes” in any of the questions above, perhaps you would want to find out why. Continue reading