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Questions tagged [allergies]

A term for the biological antigen-antibody reaction which causes various symptoms ranging from rashes to anaphylaxis in sensitized people who encounter certain particles. Can also refer to the study of these interactions, treatment of afflicted patients, intensity of reaction, and study of reaction prevalence in a given population.

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Do UV furnace filters kill germs and reduce allergens?

A repair guy was selling me on a new furnace today, and one of the options was a fancy filter system. Instead of the usual air filter, there is a filter with a big UV light behind it like this one. ...
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Can sunglasses reduce the symptoms of hayfever?

My mother always relayed this one to me - put sunglasses on and your eyes wont itch so much. I always laughed at this as being an old wives tale, however there seems to be plenty of anecdotal advice ...
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Does diet affect the intensity of allergies?

I had a recent discussion where it was claimed that one's diet has a huge effect on the intensity of allergic reactions. I was wondering if food which is unrelated to one's allergies (e.g. eating ...
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NAET - is it a hoax or does it have any merit?

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques seems to claim to be able to heal almost anything. It primarily focuses on allergies as the core of all issues. It seems to talk of meridians in human ...
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Is the microorganism buildup in bedsheets harmful?

According to business insider, the New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno claims that bedsheets should be washed once a week and that mattresses should be changed more frequently because ...