Allergies Take Many FormsWritten by Loring A. Windblad
Allergies come in all forms to just about everything and many different, but all "allergic", reactions. According to my allergenist there are three basic "types of reactions": none, a moderate reaction and a severe reaction. There are also "grey" areas, between none and moderate and between moderate and severe. All of my "allergic reactions" fell clearly between grey areas – clearly all were moderate.
Some people are allergic to aspartame. Some people are allergic to pollens. Some people are allergic to house dust. Some people are allergic to fungus. Some people are allergic to vitamins. Some people are allergic to drugs. Some people are allergic foods. I'm one for all of above.
Other common allergies include animal dander, sea foods, peanuts, insect bites and other medications. But there's a lot more. For just about everything on earth there's someone who is allergic to it. So some allergies are exceptionally rare whereas others are very common.
As an allergic reaction, some people break out in hives. Some people get sick. Some people get elevated blood pressure and some people itch mightily. There are other reactions of which I'm unaware. However, in my case, I react to vitamin A, all B's and D, aspartame, sucaryl and their predecessors, exactly same way: they raise my blood pressure. Not just a little, but a lot. I react to some medications (tetracycline, geocyllin), amino acid supplements and my favorite food, mushrooms, by feeling seriously sick to my stomach. And I react to flu shots by getting flu – three times for every shot, immediately, after three months and again after 6 months.
My particular allergic reactions (and I say "allergic" reaction as they were documented over a period of ten years by three different doctors and an allergenist and confirmed as "allergic reactions") take these three different forms. Thankfully I never react with hives or itching or any of other bizarre reactions which occur. Mine are bad enough.
Spotting a Sinus Infection Symptom Right AwayWritten by Joe Miller
Information is best way to be prepared for illness, especially sinusitis. Sinusitis is an advanced form of sinus infection, and it can most easily be prevented by knowing what to look for. Can you spot a sinus infection symptom right away? Do you know what to look for?
This informational article provides a brief description of a sinus infection symptom and what to do when you spot it. In reviewing each sinus infection symptom, remember that they are commonly mistaken for symptoms of a common cold or allergies. Though they hold symptoms in common with sinusitis and sinus infection, a sinus infection symptom may arise when allergies aren’t normally sparked and when cold is out of season. But, to be thorough, cold and allergy symptoms can easily turn into a sinus infection if left untreated. In fact, more than one sinus problem could result from not knowing what sinus infection symptoms are. At worst, sinusitis or sinus infection could result in sinus surgery.
Which Sinus Infection Symptom Have You Spotted?
Sinus Headache-People tend to let this one go by or just treat it with Aspirin. Don’t let it slide so easily. A sinus headache is different from a normal headache in that aching is located behind nose or eyes, where sinuses are. This could be caused by congestion or even infection in nasal passages. You’d be surprised how far nasal spray can go in preventing this symptom.
Nasal Congestions-Nasal congestions may begin as a cold or an allergy, but if congestions in nasal cavities stick around, that is a red flag. Congestions may arise from fluids which drain into Eustachian tubes from ear or nose. Since tube is not as slanted in children, there is more of a tendency for water from bathing or swimming to rest in Eustachian tube and become infected with bacteria.