Was it something you ate? Is it the season? You’re not alone. One in four Canadians are diagnosed with allergies, and females are more likely to report allergies, reports Stats Can. Allergies and their symptoms (from endless tears, sneezes, runny nose, congestion, and all out feeling terrible) can be tough to deal with, but knowing what may cause them can help start a conversation with your doctor, allergist or immunologist.
The most common allergies
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The weather as an allergy trigger
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How to deal with pet allergies
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Allergic to clothes?!
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Allergic to dairy
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Fish and seafood allergies
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Allergic to soy
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“I have a wheat allergy”
Allergic to mould?
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Allergic to chemicals
So essentially chemicals can be scientifically explained as stuff. So what does that mean to you if you’re having reactions? When we talk about chemical allergies, we’re talking about reactions to cigarette smoke, household cleaners, cosmetics, body products, pesticides, paint, caffeine and more. This can be harder to test for, but many people find that avoidance is better than treating symptoms. With chemical allergies, you may notice symptoms more on the skin with hives, itching and more.
Can you be allergic to your city?
Other than packing up and moving, you can check the weather app for smog alerts, plan outdoor activities in the morning or night, and follow the advice of your immunologist, too.
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Am I allergic to everything?!
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