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Allergies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Allergies.

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The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies

For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts...  Read more

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies

For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts...  Read more

Is It a Cold or Allergies?

You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else? When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus...  Read more

Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly

It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b...  Read more

Anyone else have a diary and egg allergy?? What do
Updated 1/27/2016 8:59:03 PM

Anyone else have a diary and egg allergy?? What do you eat for breakfast??...  Read more

Advice on possible allergy
Updated 1/14/2016 2:52:06 PM

Hope it's OK to post this here, but I was hoping more health conscious people might have some suggestions. I am having an allergic reaction to something. Every year, and I was never able to pinpoint it before, I would get red, dry skin above my eye...  Read more

Might be another new med for allergies giving me s
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Might be another new med for allergies giving me side effects--got a call in to the doctor....  Read more

Gluten/Dairy/soy/potato allergy. Please recommend
Updated 12/30/2015 1:41:36 PM

Gluten/Dairy/soy/potato allergy. Please recommend snacks or on the go food that I can eat without a crazy amount of calories. (No hummus, I'm not allergic but my child is VERY allergic) of course veggies but what else? And any good substitutions?...  Read more

Moble app and food allergies I can eat wheat or s
Updated 12/8/2015 5:14:31 PM

Moble app and food allergies I can eat wheat or soy, am I blind or is it to we'll hidden to set my food preferances. ... I love the meal plans when my life is crazy...I let it tell me what I am eating.... but about a 3rd of the food I can't eat....  Read more

Seasonal Allergies

If you have problems with spring allergies, take a shower before bed - that way you,re not sleeping with pollen all over your pillow....  Read more

Dealing with Constant Headaches

After 8 years of headaches and various treatments, I found a new Chiropractor. After seeing some improvements, he recommended seeing my Primary Care Physician and doing a round of blood tests for allergies. When the tests came back, I found I had a...  Read more

People with Allergies

This group is for anyone with allergies to learn from each other and share how to deal with them....  Read more

New Food Allergy Guidelines Released

In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty...  Read more

In the News: Childhood Food Allergies On the Rise

New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea...  Read more

Allergies, allergies, allergies!

Allergies, allergies, allergies! Is anyone having problem with the heat reeking havoc on their allergies? I receive an allergy report via email, everyday from the National Weather Station,.They report allergies are low-medium in my area ( PA.) today...  Read more

Allergies, allergies, allergies

I never thought of myself as "having allergies" per se. Just occasional sinus problems. After spending 2 days getting pricked up one side and down the other, I found out I'm apparently quite allergic to lots of things. I expected the dust because...  Read more