Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. When your immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.
You may have heard the term "hay fever," but seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, can be triggered by different types of pollen, but not by hay.
Contact dermatitis is another kind of allergy, one that appears as a skin rash. One of the most common triggers of contact dermatitis in the great outdoors is poison ivy.
If you have severe allergies, you or your allergist might have considered "allergy shots." But are all those needles worth it? For some people, the answer is "yes."
You can be your child's most important ally in controlling asthma.