Airborne irritants are found in pollution. Although it has been known for some time, the latest research shows the dramatic effects pollution can have on the body. For example, car exhaust and irritants in the air can cause people who suffer from allergies to have similar reactions when exposed, even though they are not actually allergic to these pollutants. There is evidence that pollutants and irritants may play a role by increasing nasal responsiveness to environmental allergens. Furthermore, it has been shown that exposure to high levels of pollution may lead to asthma.
Between 40 and 45 million Americans - about 15-20 percent of the population - have some type of allergy, most of which surface during infancy or childhood. The allergic march is a
Airborne irritants are found in pollution. Although it has been known for some time, the latest research shows the dramatic effects pollution can have on the body. For example, car
Another category of allergies is allergic reactions to specific foods. Allergies to food can cause skin reactions like hives and eczema. As well, the food allergens can cause swoll
All of the medications listed earlier are meant to control allergy symptoms. Allergy desensitization (immunotherapy) via allergy shot administration is a safe and highly effective
Researchers are currently developing a new approach to allergies, using medication that is currently used for asthma patients. This is the administration of a humanized monoclonal