Allergy & Allergy Related News
Believe it or not, there are various factors (including body fluids) that can cause a person to be allergic to his or her partner. It's a case of knowing the trigger factors, and avoiding them.
THE subject of sex in the context of allergy is frequently ignored because of sensitivity in openly discussing such issues. Thus, some partners continue to suffer silently without really knowing the causal factors for the allergic symptoms associated with their sexual activity. The allergy symptoms may be localised with severe itch and inflammation in the genitals, but may be present as itchy rashes in the skin throughout the body or as respiratory distress. Unfortunately allergy problems caused by intimacy between partners are often viewed as psychological and usually left unresolved or dealt briefly with anti-itch medication.
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For some of the 50 million allergy sufferers, Chinese medicine may offer an option, researchers say. The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases reports allergies are the sixth-leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the healthcare system $18 billion annually.
Chronic sinusitis alone affects nearly 35 million Americans. Researchers at the institute say acupuncture and Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Treatment may provide a drug-free solution. NAET allows the body to rid itself of its allergic response by rebalancing the body, they explain. The system involves a combination of chiropractic techniques, kinesiology and acupuncture. It aims to balance and strengthen the immune system to cease the body's over-reactions to pollen and other allergens, they say.