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Do you know the atopic triad?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 6 November 2017, Allergies
atopic triad

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines comorbid as “existing simultaneously with and usually independently of another medical condition”. The atopic triad or atopy triad is a set of comorbid conditions – atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

75% of children with atopic dermatitis will go on to develop allergic rhinitis while between 50-70% will develop asthma…

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10 ways to get a restful night’s sleep with hay fever

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Allergies, Stress and sleep
restful night’s sleep

As we move into the thick of summer season, pesky hay fever symptoms continue to wreak havoc for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, even at night.

For hay fever sufferers, the summer months can be unbearable because these months are typically plagued by pollen – a chief environmental allergen that causes allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

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Cross-Reactivity and Seasonal Allergies

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Allergies
cross-reactivity

Now that spring is upon us, allergy sufferers have stocked up on extra tissues, nasal spray, pollen masks, and any other crutch that may ease the allergy anguish.

With milder winter temperatures and a rainy spring, plants tend to pollinate earlier and grow more rapidly, likely causing more headaches and wreaking more havoc on allergy sufferers…

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Allergy Season: Can there be good and bad seasons for allergies?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 16 March 2017, Allergies
allergy season

If there’s one predictable quality about seasonal allergies, it is that you can bank on their arrival during the spring and fall of each year.

Less predictable these days, however, is the severity of seasonal allergy symptoms….

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Brain allergies – do they exist?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 August 2016, Allergies, Digestion
brain allergies

Allergies are a common condition experienced by a large percentage of the Canadian population.

Allergies typically result in a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy watery eyes and can be a response to a variety of stimuli, such as environmental and food-mediated causes.

But what about an allergy occurring in the brain?

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