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Best Ways to Treat Your Skin Allergies

The skin is one of the most sensitive of human organs, and mostly because it's quite exposed. Hereat, it is susceptible to a wide range of reactions and allergies. Some of the most common skin conditions include fungi, eczema, hives, psoriasis, and dermatitis, among many others. Symptoms of such conditions are numerous. Some of them can manifest as skin dryness, itching, redness or even swelling. If you are itching, and you keep scratching, it can lead to lacerations and even wounds. The truth is that the causes of most of these allergies may not be immediately identified and explained. Causes can range from the food you ingest, the medicines you take, or simple contact with your pets, or cosmetics. The list of reasons is often inexhaustible,...

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Sun Allergies: This Is What It’s Like To Be Allergic To Sunlight – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Sun Allergy is the condition when skin suffers some reaction to the exposed areas of your body. These areas are mostly the V area of your neck, back of your hand and even sometimes at the back of your neck area. As a result of sun exposure, you can develop some red itchy patches on your skin. One of the most common forms of sun allergy is polymorphic light eruption also known as sun poisoning. And the rashes formed out of it are known as Sun poisoning rash. Sun Poisoning rash is one of the most common types of sun rash which is observed in our skin. Now, sun poisoning rash can also occur because of different reasons. Some of them can be as a result...

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

How to Treat Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is thus described as a...