Lysozyme: Antibacterial Enzyme and a Cause of Egg Allergies
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
Lone Star Tick Bites, Alpha-Gal, and Red Meat Allergies
A bite by a lone star tick can cause a red meat allergy in some people. The allergen in meat is alpha-gal. Tick saliva can sensitize a person to this chemical.
Oral Allergy Syndrome and Hay Fever: Facts and Connection
Oral allergy syndrome (or pollen food allergy syndrome) is an allergic reaction to food proteins that resemble ones in pollen grains. Hay fever is a common symptom.
The Best Microfiber Bedding to Avoid Dust-Mite Allergies
I discovered the best microfiber sheets that help me sleep better by avoiding allergies from dust mites. Here's my story.
Itchy Mouth From Fresh Fruits and Vegetables? You May Have Oral Allergy Syndrome
Have you experienced swelling or itching of the mouth, lips, or throat after eating fresh fruit or vegetables? It could be Oral Allergy Syndrome!
Histamine Facts, Mast Cell Action, and Fighting Hay Fever
Histamine has important functions but causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Good methods to prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms exist.
How to Survive the Flu When You're Allergic to Corn
Corn allergies and intolerances mean avoiding all sources of corn derivatives. But what happens when you get sick? How do you find safe medication? What do you eat? A guide to all this and more.