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Hay fever (acute seasonal allergic rhinitis) is the most common type of allergy. Symptoms include itchy red eyes also known as allergic conjunctivitis, watery discharge from the nose and eyes, sneezing, fatigue, headache and nervous irritability. It can mimic the symptoms of common cold and affects 30% of the population worldwide. Post nasal drip of mucus can lead to a cough, and nose bleed in severe cases. Tree and grass pollen is the usual cause of hay fever in spring and summer-time but perennial allergic rhinitis can be caused by some or all of the following: animal hair, dust, feathers, fungus, spores and moulds the symptoms of which can stay with you in any part of the year. Some of us are born to be allergic from birth it occurs in both males and females and anywhere in the world, hay fever is not contagious.
Restless leg syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, can cause an unpleasant sensation in the legs with the irresistible urge to move them.
Micro-immunotherapy can be successfully used as supportive therapy for diseases which are the consequence of an imbalance in our immune system. The main objective is to restore and correct the functioning of our immune system. Here are some examples of the applications of Micro-immunotherapy medications:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease describes the disorders that involve the chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There are two main categories:
WHAT DO you want in life? Money, success, possessions, love? Are these vital to our wellbeing, or are they social constructs we have been persuaded into thinking are the ultimate goals of existence?
With the change in season it is a good time to be thinking about boosting your immunity. Vulnerable people such as children and the elderly, people with low immunity and other susceptible people including asthmatics or people with chronic sinusitis and chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD) need to pay particular attention to their immunity.
At this time of year colds and flus are very common. “Colds and flu have similar symptoms such as stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, and fever which can make people feel unwell,” says pharmacist Audrey Kinahan of University Late Night Pharmacy. "The flu is more serious and sometimes may lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia. It can be much more serious for some groups of patients including pregnant women and the elderly who should seek medical attention.”
Sales of antihistamines and boxes of tissues go up in winter but especially during the holidays. Here are some of the causes of the spike in allergies: Food – during winter holidays people eat out, with lots of seasonal and unusual foods, and parties where you may not know the ingredients of the foods you are consuming, ending with some unpleasant allergic reaction. Alcohol may affect judgment, and you may forget to check the ingredients to which you are allergic.
If you have ever been stung by a bee, sprained your ankle, or suffered from an allergy, then you have experienced inflammation.
The hay fever season arrived with a vengeance this summer. Many people in Ireland suffer from hay fever without knowing it. People often think that they have a cold which will not go away, but in actual fact they have hay fever. Common questions asked at Evergreen are: “What is hay fever?” “What causes it?” and “What is the difference between hay fever and a viral infection like a cold or flu?”