The only compelling argument in favour of establishing a specific diagnosis in allergic disease is that when the offending allergen is identified, a specific treatment can be instituted.Only two specific treatments are available to the allergic patient - allergen...read more
Allergy and asthma sufferers will go to great lengths to find relief from the sneezing and sniffling, including buying expensive air filters and purifiers.But do they really work?Most allergists say no - or at least not as well as traditional allergy shots and...read more
Some Ontario residents at high risk of complications from swine flu are unable to get the vaccine against it because they are allergic to eggs.Eggs are used as incubators for the H1N1 vaccine, so Canada's chief medical officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, has advised...read more
OTTAWA – An H1N1 vaccine available in Britain for people suffering from severe egg allergies will not be used in Canada because it has not received regulatory approval, leaving thousands of Canadians without a second option for vaccinations.The Public Health Agency...read more
Dust mites, which are microscopic organisms that exist in dust and dirt, can often cause allergic reactions, with symptoms that are similar to those of asthma and pollen allergies. By taking a few precautions beyond the normal scope of good housekeeping, you can...read more
Horsham, PA, January 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the...read more
A review of 40 studies found that people with low levels of the key vitamins were more likely to suffer from asthma than those without the condition.Each vitamin was independently linked with an increase in the risk of asthma, with people with the lowest levels of...read more
CookingAllergyFree.com- Ever wish you could take the information from Cooking Allergy Free with you? Now you can! "Picky Eater" for the iPhone (or iPod Touch) has all the allergy and ingredient information from Cooking Allergy Free, and puts it in the palm of your...read more
TORONTO - Medical researchers have a clearer picture of the prevalence of food allergies in Canada after a survey found more than three per cent of individuals were allergic to at least one of five foods. The survey of 9,667 individuals has yielded the first...read more
Star business columnist James Daw took some of your questions about Air Canada's decision to allow pets in aircraft cabins and found answers on the airline's website. Questions he could not find answers to were forwarded to Air Canada and the company's answers are...read more
What is an Allergist?
An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician).
Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies
You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.