Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen – a fine powder that comes from plants, according to the NHS. Patients usually have a reaction to pollen if it comes into contact with their mouth, nose, eyes or throat. Hay fever symptoms can include watery eyes, loss of smell, headaches, and a blocked nose. The […]
The forecaster urged sufferers to check pollen levels daily throughout the summer to help monitor their condition. Of 2,000 British people surveyed, 16 per cen thought hay fever could be passed from person to person. Around a fifth (21 per cent) did not realise a runny nose could be a symptom of hay fever and one in […]
HAY fever symptoms may be worse for people allergic to pollen this weekend, the Met Office has warned. Here’s how to prevent your runny noses and watery eyes as pollen levels rise.
Having a food allergy is tough. But not everyone responds to those restrictions in the same way.
THE death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned the world but Amanda Barrie experienced such a severe reaction she ended up in hospital. On the night of Diana’s funeral in September 1997 the then Coronation Street actress was admitted with anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic response.
Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character’s allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online.
COUGH season is upon us, and there are a variety of types you can have – dry, chesty, tickly and mucus. They usually clear up within three weeks, but a long-lasting cough can be one of the signs or symptoms of something more major.
A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the “world’s most rapid” allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA’s approval and will start telling you what you’re allergic to in as fast as five minutes next year. Abionic, the EPFL […]
Food allergies are when the body’s immune system reacts unusually when eating particular items, and having an aversion to peanuts is one of the most common types. Sufferers risk a runny nose, skin reactions, itching, digestive problems, tightening of the throat, and shortness of breath, if they consume the food. In some cases, consuming peanuts […]
FOOD allergies are a growing problem in the UK, however scientists may have discovered a way to reduce risk of a peanut allergy. Daily Express :: Health Feed