Tag - allergens

Eczema:A sign of toxic times

Eczema sufferers - with their telltale angry-looking, scaly skin - are a familiar sight these days although, just a few decades ago, they would have been a small minority. Now, in most countries, about one in five children and one in 12 adults are...

PVC and asthma

Q The Housing Association I belong to is forcing me to install PVC windows in my flat. As an asthmatic, the quality of the air I breathe is of great importance, and I am very concerned about the dangers of PVC. - MF, London

Hayfever & Allergy

Hayfever is an allergic disorder characterized by nasal discharge, sneezing, itching and difficulty breathing through the nose. The primary part of the body affected by the allergic reaction is the membrane lining of the nasal passages, which...

Nutritional Programs for Allergies

The theories, problems, and treatments of allergies and hypersensitivities represent an enormous topic that could easily fill an entire book—in fact, many such books have been written by noted medical authors. This section discusses some of the...

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which the small bronchial airways temporarily constrict, so that it is difficult to exhale. This leads to breathlessness and wheezing. Such difficulty is caused by muscle spasm in the bronchi of the lungs. This narrows the...

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