Rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life is often reduced during seasonal allergies.
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:03 AM on 03rd November 2008
Most people with allergies consider them a nuisance at best while more serious cases can be life threatening.
But scientists now claim that they have an upside.
Hay fever and eczema could be your body's defense against cancer.
Allergy symptoms, like sneezing or a runny nose, get rid of foreign particles in the air, which may be carcinogenic, the researchers say.
By Anne Harding
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Houseplants could be the source of many an allergy sufferer's misery, a study from Belgium suggests.
Symptoms of up to 20 percent of people with allergic rhinitis, meaning runny nose and sneezing, may be due to exposure to these plants, Dr. Olivier Michel of the Free University of Brussels told Reuters Health.
8th September 2006
A cure for allergies that affects millions including asthma and hayfever will be available within the next few years, experts have revealed.
Cutting-edge research from around the world will yield a treatment for hay fever by 2009, with a cure for asthma following shortly afterwards.
Treatments for potentially fatal food allergies are also in the pipeline - and vaccines capable of preventing a host of dehabilitating conditions in a single jab could be available in just ten years.
Do you suffer from a runny or stuffy nose much of the time? You may not have given it much thought because it typically is not a serious condition. It can, however, be quite annoying. This condition is known as rhinitis. Approximately 40 million people in the U.S. suffer to one degree or another from rhinitis. Although hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is the condition that most people are familiar with, there are different types of rhinitis. This fact sheet reviews these conditions and current treatments.