How did your flight back to the US go? Are you still experiencing this reaction? If so, I think that it would be best to see your doctor here (or an allergist if needed) to determine exactly what is causing this reaction and the best way to treat it. I hope you are feeling better!View Thread
"The so-called "friendly bacteria" known as probiotics may help take some of the misery out of hay fever, or seasonal allergies, according to a new review of studies. But the doctors who did the review say more research is needed before they'd be able to recommend probiotics as a treatment option.
Some scientists think the rise in allergies may be caused by a lack of bacteria in the gut due to cleaner living conditions. Living in a super-clean environment that doesn't put you in contact often enough with microscopic living things called microbes might make your immune systems go haywire when it has to deal with harmless allergens, their theory goes."
How are you doing today? Did you have a doctor look at your eye? If not and you are still experiencing this swelling, I think that would be best to make sure that no medical attention is needed.View Thread
This article lists some possible side effects of melatonin as sleepiness, lower body temperature, vivid dreams, morning grogginess, and small changes in blood pressure. Hope this helps some!View Thread
Is it possible that you are suffering from dry skin that is causing you to itch? Here is some more information on the subject and what you can try to combat it. If the itching continues or gets worse, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor or a dermatologist to determine what is causing it and hopefully get the appropriate treatment. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I think that the best thing you can do would be to visit your doctor or a dermatologist. He/She may be able to determine what is causing such localized itching after an exam. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Pollen predictions are a guessing game, but "we do know that weather has a big impact on pollen counts... the more rain and snow we get in winter and autumn, the more pollen the trees will likely make come spring, since moisture spurs pollen production."
Read the article above for more information on what you may be able to expect this allergy season.
"With a peanut or tree nut allergy, even a tiny amount ingested or inhaled could cause an allergic reaction. Some of the places you find nuts, like nut butters and nut breads, are not surprising. Others -- like sauces and gravies -- may be."
The article above has a helpful list of common foods and ingredients that may contain nuts, as well as some tips for avoiding nuts, such as being aware of cross contamination and checking labels each time you purchase a product, that could also apply to other food allergies.
Do you have a nut or other food allergy? What tips do you have for avoiding your allergen? Have you found any surprising foods not listed that contain nuts?View Thread