Quote of the Day - August 17th:
Frost is a good indicator that there is no pollen left outdoors.
( Laura Odom )

Rotation Diet

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A rotation diet is sometimes recommended to prevent some individuals from developing new allergies as a result of eating the same foods regularly.  The idea is to vary the kinds of foods eaten on a regular basis to reduce the exposure to a potential allergen, hopefully preventing the development of new allergies.  Continue reading…

Benadryl etc. (Diphenhydramine)

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Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect used in treating allergic reactions.  It works by blocking the effect of histamine at h1 receptor sites and reduce the muscle contractions, thus reducing the onset of allergic symptoms.  Continue reading…

Avoidance Diet

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Undiagnosed food allergies are believed to cause many common health complaints and diseases.  The only way to identify someone’s food sensitivities is by letting them undergo an allergy avoidance diet.  Continue reading…

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)

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Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is a alternative medicine treatment that uses a combination of chiropractic, applied kinesiology, contact reflex analysis, and acupressure to diagnose and eliminate all hidden allergies and sensitivities, which can be the cause of several illnesses.  Continue reading…

Phototherapy

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Phototherapy, or light therapy, is an ultraviolet radiation treatment that consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, LEDs, fluorescent lamps, diachronic lamps, or very bright light, for a certain amount of time.  Continue reading…

Atarax, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride)

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Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine used mainly to relieve the symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in combination with other medications, to treat anxiety resulting from physical illness.  Continue reading…

Sandimmune, etc. (Cyclosporine (modified))

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Cyclosporine (modified) is an immunosuppressant medication normally used to prevent transplant rejection in patients who have received kidney, liver, or heart transplants.  Continue reading…

Protopic (Tacrolimus)

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Tacrolimus, (also FK-506 or Fujimycin), is a macrolide antibiotic available in a topical ointment that is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema), a condition of itching, scaling, reddening, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and inflammation of the skin as symptoms of an allergic reaction.  Continue reading…

Elidel cream (Pimecrolimus)

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Pimecrolimus is a steroid-free topical medication with immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory properties used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).  It is prescribed to control skin allergy symptoms such as itching, skin tingling sensation, small bumps, scaling, inflammation, or redness.  Continue reading…

Aristocort, etc. (Triamcinolone)

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Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid which comes in the form of an ointment, cream, lotion, liquid, and aerosol (spray) for use on the skin.  It is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, scaling, crusting, inflammation, and all sorts of skin discomforts.  This medication is used to treat allergic skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, and plant allergies.
Triamcinolone can also be given orally, by injection, or by inhalation.  Incorrect usage would lead to various side effects such as acne, burning, drying or cracking of the skin, itching, change in skin color, and inflammation.  Trade names of triamcinolone include Aristocort, Nasacort, Tri-Nasal, Triderm, and Kenalog.

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