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Allergies Health Center

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  1. Environmental Illness - Surgery Overview

    Removal of nasal adhesions is a procedure to separate scar tissue within the nose that has become connected, or fused. Fused tissue is called an adhesion. Adhesions in the nose are also called synechiae. Adhesions are a common, usually minor, complication of nasal or sinus surgery and nasal packing. They also may develop because of trauma and such conditions as syphilis, tuberculosis, lupus, or ..

  2. Environmental Illness - Topic Overview

    The nose and the sinuses are lined with a membrane that produces mucus. When air enters the nose,it is warmed,moistened,and filtered before passing into the lungs. Dust,smoke,bacteria,and other irritants often become trapped in the mucus that lines the nasal passages. This mucus is pushed to the back of the throat by tiny hairs (cilia) that line the inside of the sinuses and nose,and ...

  3. Environmental Illness - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery for sinusitis? ...

  4. Environmental Illness - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if sinusitis does not improve after two days of home treatment and you have symptoms such as: Pain in the face or upper teeth. Pain extending from the bridge of the nose to the lower eyelid. Headache that is not relieved by t

  5. Environmental Illness - Topic Overview

    The reaction that you have to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting depends on many things. The potency of the venom changes with the type of jellyfish and also is stronger during some seasons than in others. Other things that affect the severity of your reaction include: Your size,age,and general health. The location and how much of your body (surface area) was stung. The size or ...

  6. Chemical Allergies

    WebMD discusses how chemicals in fragrances, shampoos, cleaners, and other products can cause allergic reactions. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  7. Best and Worst Flowers for People With Allergies

    You don’t have to give up gardening just because you have allergies. Here is a list of plants, trees, bushes, and grasses that won't aggrevate allergies.

  8. Food Allergy Checklist

    WebMD gives you tips for avoiding foods that trigger your allergies -- dining in or out.

  9. Food Substitutes for Soy Allergy

    If you have a soy allergy, there are substitute ingredients for soy in many recipes. WebMD explains.

  10. Pollen Allergy Checklist

    If someone in your family has a pollen allergy, there are things you can do to ease -- and prevent -- symptoms. Try these tips from WebMD.

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