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Will a Face Mask Help With my Allergies?

This never would have even occurred to me to ask if it hadn’t been for the covid-19 pandemic, but since wearing face masks is a thing in North America now is there any chance they will improve my allergies? Dror et al (2020) found that nurses with chronic rhinitis including runny or plugged nose, sneezing, … Continue reading

What if we got rid of the allergens?

I am deathly allergic to peanuts. I have wondered for some time if I’m allergic to all peanuts or whether certain strains of peanuts might be more or less likely to trigger my body’s overreaction to what should be a mundane protein. This, it turns out, is the focus of some research recently presented by … Continue reading

Allergies, climate change, and sinus rinses

I’m an allergy sufferer. I always have been but they seem to have been getting worse in the last number of years. I’m allergic to peanuts but that one is pretty manageable, even with its life threatening-ness. It’s the environmental allergies that are really getting to me. The hay fever for weeks or more in … Continue reading

Allergies and probiotics

I posted a couple weeks ago about allergies and parasites. More research on the allergy front indicates a possible mechanism to prevent, at least some, allergies. There is a lot of research going into probiotics these days. They have been linked with all sorts of health concerns as a possible means of prevention, or at … Continue reading

Allergies and parasites

So I have some pretty severe allergies. Given the wide variety that I have personally I would be surprised if science found a single mechanism that caused all allergies. But I have to admit, I never thought that the fact that I am not, nor have I ever been, exposed to parasites would be at … Continue reading

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