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Allergy

What is Allergy?
Allergy is immune-system response to a particular food, airborne substance, chemical, medication, cosmetic, perfume, textiles, building material, or plastic. Some symptoms of allergy include:

   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Itchy, watery eyes
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Sneezing
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Headache
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Runny or stuffy nose, or postnasal drip
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Sore throat
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Dark circles under the eyes
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Itchy feeling in the mouth or throat

Self-care for Allergy
Self-care for allergy can be approached in a number of ways. To make it easier, doctors recommend trying these simple steps first:

   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Watch what you eat
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Work with a professional who specializes in food sensitivities to see if certain foods are causing your allergy
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Clean it up
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Control household allergens like dust, mold, and animal dander to reduce your overall allergic load
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) See an allergist
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Find a health professional to help you manage your allergy
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Help children avoid allergy with beneficial bacteria
   ball1.gif (1653 bytes) Take a supplement containing high-potency beneficial bacteria (probiotics) during pregnancy and give them to newborns to help reduce the risk of children developing allergy

Source: Vitacost.com

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