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Allergy Medicine

As reaction on certain substances in the food which you eat, mostly protein, your immune system produces antibodies which are cause of allergy.

The first symptoms of allergy do not occur at the beginning of exposing to the allergen. First at the beginning, immune system misidentifies allergens which are not harmful as some substances which are contained in disease. First signals are influencing on producing antibodies by immunological system, which are destroying these allergens. These antibodies are also known as IgE immunoglobulin E.

So, first time of exposing to the allergen, will not cause symptoms as it will second or other time. This means that when you next time expose to the allergen, you may feel auto-reaction of your immune system with producing IgE antibodies. These antibodies are bounding to the allergen and after their first bounding they are circulating through the body and meeting with cell’s types known as basil cells and mast cells. They are important members in inflammation and contain chemical substances known as histamine. This histamine are very important for inflammation, too.

Connection of IgE antibodies and allergens that are attached with basil cells as well as with mast cells too, making changing cell membranes, which is cause of substance’s leaking out into the tissue’s surrounding. As results of this, it comes to the one of the most common symptoms of allergy which is called inflammation.

Every person affect different on allergy. So, there are people who may get food allergies, caused by food, or better said with substances contained in the food which they eat. But, there are and other allergies, so it may comes to the allergic reactions to the person form the air, which they are breathing, such as allergies on the dust, mites, pollen or other. Still, reactions on each type of allergies are same. The most common symptoms of allergy are:

Problem with nose and itch caused with running of it

Problem with eyes such as: watery and read eyes

Itch in the areas of nose, roof of mouth and eyes

Stuffy nose, caused with sneezing

Pressure in the face, especially in area of cheeks and nose

Problem with breathing

Circles under the eyes, darken color

Skin rahes


Ear popping and fullness

In the worst situation death and anaphylaxis

The best solution for treating of allergy is to avoid reasons which are causes of it. This means that if you are, for example allergic to wheat, you should to avoid wheat food or products that contain what. Also, if you are allergic to the dust mites, try to keep your house free of dust, as much as it is possible or use air filters.

Still, the majority of the people who are suffering from allergies simply do not success in avoiding causes of their allergic. So, if it is very difficult to you, you may try allergy medicines. Here are few of them:

Antihistamines, intended to reducing of runny nose, itchiness and sneezing

Decongestants intended for stuffy nose

Cromolyn sodium intended as prevention of allergies

Nasal steroid sprays intended as help to reducing reaction of nasal tissues.

Though are eye drops as help to the itchiness of the eyes.

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You Can Recover From Chemical Sensitivities And Allergies

I used to have severe reactions to fragrances and many other chemicals in our air. I was practically allergic to everything, including lots of foods and pollen. For a while there, I was housebound.

First, I bought an air purifier that had a filter made with coconut shell carbon and zeolite. It helped dramatically. I filtered my water for drinking and bathing too.

Next, I eliminated household chemical cleaners, pesticides, all lawn care chemicals and replaced with healthier alternatives. I found natural body care products.

Then, I realized that chemical sensitivities are developed because the immune system is being compromised. I had to start from there and rebuild it with food.

If you give anything the right nourishment, it will naturally heal itself, be able to resist disease and fend off toxins much more easily.

No drug or chemical will do that for you. Even if pharmaceuticals give you relief, until you rebuild your immune system, you will just continue to develop other problems. You have to do this the old fashioned way.

My old fashioned recipe for creating health:

Try to stop focusing on the disease and concentrate on creating health.

Start with your colon. Take fiber, cut out processed food, sugar, and high glycemic carbohydrates. NO artificial sugar… use Stevia. Drink lots of water, plain clean water.

Eat lots of cultured vegetables, kefir and drink probiotic liquids every day. Get rid of all soy, eat and cook with coconut oil and take cod liver oil free from soy or synthetic ingredients. All organic vegetables, butter, protein etc……..and so on.

It worked. I am 98% better. Most, if not all of my pollen and food allergies are gone as well. Physically, I am getting stronger than I ever imagined. I have my life back.

Concentrate on creating health instead of analyzing the disease or the chemical toxin. Until you work on the real problem, your immune system, more health issues will just come knocking on your door. Eating nourishing foods and concentrating on health, instead of the disease, are my solutions.

You can recover your health and be strong again. I am living proof.

Beverly Hartsfield

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Sterling Silver and Allergies

Sterling Silver and Allergies

The truth is people are not usually allergic to silver or sterling silver. Rather a metal known as nickel, which has been used in sterling silver. Sterling silver is an alloy consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, traditionally copper, and sometimes some manufacturers will use nickel in sterling silver as a less expensive alternative to other metals.

Why Sterling Silver?

Pure silver is too soft to produce any functional pieces and loses shape too easily. Other metals are added to improve ductility, firescale, tarnish resistance, and reducing casting porosity.

Why Nickel?

Nickel, is a hard and ductile, silvery white metal that has been mistaken for silver in the past. Nickel is commonly used in jewelry including with precious metals and not just cheap or costume jewelry such as gold, white gold, sterling silver and platinum. Nickel gives white gold it’s white color by alloying it with gold. Nickel adds many other properties besides color, such as strength and durability, and it has a strong lustrous effect.

Metal Allergy Occurrence

Allergies to nickel occur in approximately 10% of the population, and nickel is the most common metal to cause an allergic reaction. An allergy to nickel used in jewelry usually causes a reddening of the skin, as well as itching or burning in the area of contact and sometimes blistering of the skin, or a rash. There are differences in severity of metal allergies and sometimes if you do not have a severe allergy to a certain metal then a piece of jewelry containing a very small portion of that metal may not cause a reaction, whereas a piece of jewelry containing a high amount will cause a slight reaction.

Metal Allergy Development

While some are genetically predisposed to have a reaction to some metals, others can develop a metal allergy over time with regular exposure. This is common among most kinds of allergies. So, it is possible to have a favorite piece of jewelry, regardless if it is made from a precious metal such as gold or platinum or silver, that has been worn many times or consistently for years suddenly cause a reaction.

Nickel-Free is Not Necessarily Allergy-Free

Nickel free jewelry is also more expensive as it uses other higher priced metals in place of nickel. It should not be assumed that nickel free jewelry is actually allergy free. People can be allergic to any type of metal including brass, copper and very rarely gold or silver. It is recommended that if any jewelry causes any discomfort, such as the symptoms described above, you should seek a metal allergy test from your physician to make certain you know what metal is causing this. Otherwise you might make the wrong assumption and wind up buying a whole new wardrobe of jewelry that may cause a reaction as well.

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Mold Allergies

Damp places are usually thrived with the little things seen only by microscope, known as mold spores. Still, no matter of the small size of mold spores, they may be very dangerous for the people who are allergic on them or even deadly.

Airborne allergens are the most causes of the allergies. It’s not only that mold spores may be found on the walls and surfaces, but also they may spread in the air. People who are allergic on the mold may much easier breath mold spores, than people who are not allergic on the same.

For majority of the people, pollen is the most cause of the allergy, but research shows that mold allergies are the most common. It is because pollen allergies are more seasonal such as ragweed during the fall, cedar fever in winter, grass and certain flowers in spring. But, when it is about mold allergy, it is little bit different. There aren’t season on which mold spores will affect allergy at you. Mold may affect on you in the night, while pollens may affect during the day, while the sunlight dries the pollen and wind spread it in the air. Still, when it is about mold, you probably know that it doesn’t tolerate sunlight, so same with that goes off during the night. Process of spreading mold is known as sporulation, which is different from pollen’s pollination.

The period from two a.m. is the best period for occurring of the mold. It is because in this period, spores are go out of your air condition and spread in the house. There are few phases of the spreading, or better said affecting mold’s spores on your body. The first phase is swelling in the mucus membrane. Second is followed with the release of the adrenaline, which is also known as emergency allergy hormone.

For controlling of your allergy reaction to molds, there are also more methods and steps that you should to follow. So, the first step is to recognize the triggers of mold. It is because, once that you do this, you will know how and when to avoid them. Also, it is very good if you could to do blood testing. This is very good solution for seeing, are you allergic on a mold. Still, the main problem with this analyze is because, there are various mutants of molds, so it is little bit difficult to do testing of each type of the mold. The best place for mold is damp places, but also and place of your air condition is also good for supporting of them.

Still, bellow you may read list of the places where mold spores are spreading:

Leaks places and damp areas

Carpets, beds, dust, etc

Air condition systems

Poor filters, etc

It is interesting to mention that your car, are also very good location for thriving of the mold. There are researches which show that people who are suffering form the mold, usually are suffering form the mold thrived in their car. Usually it is because of attributed leaky on windows or on doors.

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Food Allergy Law Enacted In New York

Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed into law the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007, landmark legislation that will help protect New York school children who suffer from

life-threatening food allergies.

The new law requires the New York State Commissioner of Health to develop model state guidelines to manage

the risk of food allergy and anaphylaxis (a potentially fatal allergic reaction) in schools. All New York schools must receive the guidelines by June 30, 2008. Though the AAMA calls for schools to develop policies based on the guidelines, it provides flexibility for each school to create a policy consistent with its unique environment and culture.

“This vital legislation will save lives,” said Robert Pacenza, Executive Director, FAI. “If a food-allergic

child accidentally ingests even a miniscule trace of the wrong food, it can trigger a reaction that can kill

within minutes. The AAMA will provide New York parents and schools with sensible guidelines to help keep

these kids safe. FAI is proud to have been the organizing force behind this effort.”

During the past year, FAI led a coalition of food allergy support groups and parents across New York State to

achieve the passage of the AAMA. In the months ahead, the organization plans to consult with the Commissioner

of Health and other interested parties to create the new food allergy guidelines. FAI expresses its appreciation to Governor Spitzer and to Senator Serphin Maltese (R-Long Island) and Assemblyman Jose Rivera (D-Bronx), who championed the bill in the New York State Assembly.

About Food Allergies

Food allergy is a major public health concern, affecting more than 11 million Americans — at least 6% of

children under age 3, and 3-4% of the adult population. In particular, the number of children with peanut

allergy doubled from 1997-2002. Every year, at least 150 people die from food allergy, and severe allergic

reactions (anaphylaxis) account for more than 30,000 emergency room visits. There is no cure, and no therapy

to prevent anaphylaxis — only emergency treatment with epinephrine to control a reaction that is already in