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Seasonal allergies in your region
2014/05/30

Seasonal allergies in your region

Allergic rhinitis is the most common type of allergic disease. It typically causes symptoms similar to those of a cold—such as sneezing, stuffy, congested and/or runny nose, itchy and/or watery eyes—but that last much longer. There are actually two types of allergies: perennial and seasonal (and yes, it is unfortunately possible to suffer from both).…

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How do antihistamines work?
2014/05/30

How do antihistamines work?

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The most common allergy types, according to age, periods of intensity, and exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens
2013/12/11

The most common allergy types, according to age, periods of intensity, and exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens

By Dr. Mélanie Nguyen
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What is the advantage of an antihistamine targeting multisystems?
2013/11/08

What is the advantage of an antihistamine targeting multisystems?

By Dr. Raymond D. Stein
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I’m a diabetic. Can I take anti-histamines?
2012/12/20

I’m a diabetic. Can I take anti-histamines?

By François-Xavier Maher

There are numerous types of products on the market promising relief of allergy symptoms. These products, however, may contain compounds other than the anti-histamine. So when a patient suffers from a particular medical condition, like diabetes, it’s best to consult with your pharmacist, who can help you choose the most suitable product for your symptoms,…

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Why have my allergy symptoms gotten worse over the last few years?
2012/09/24

Why have my allergy symptoms gotten worse over the last few years?

By Dr. Normand Dubé
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My allergy symptoms seem to be the worst in rainy weather and I don’t understand why
2012/07/16

My allergy symptoms seem to be the worst in rainy weather and I don’t understand why

By Dr. John Weisnagel
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Can allergy symptoms change from one year to another?
2012/07/02

Can allergy symptoms change from one year to another?

By Dr. Devi Banerjee
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What are the main skin reactions linked to allergies and what causes them?
2013/07/12

What are the main skin reactions linked to allergies and what causes them?

By Dr. John Weisnagel

The first skin manifestation, observed in infants, which has always been considered linked to "allergies", is infantile eczema. It has been named "atopic dermatitis" as it occurs early on in the lives of "atopic" children, i.e. allergic children who develop allergic respiratory syndromes such as recurring respiratory tract infections, asthma and food allergies, which arise…

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Allergies and back-to-school
2012/09/07

Allergies and back-to-school

By Dr. Marie-Josée Francoeur

Back-to-school can be an intense time. Not only does it mark the end of summer vacation and bring excitement about the coming year, but it can also make children feel anxious and uncertain about the new challenges ahead. If your child or teen has allergies to food or insect venom, it's crucial to immediately inform…

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Allergies in children: when should an allergist be consulted?
2011/09/26

Allergies in children: when should an allergist be consulted?

By Dr. Marie-Josée Francoeur
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Are allergies hereditary?
2011/09/12

Are allergies hereditary?

By Dr. Marie-Josée Francoeur
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The most common allergens in children
2011/05/30

The most common allergens in children

By Dr. Marie-Josée Francoeur
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How to avoid allergies to dust mites
2012/08/20

How to avoid allergies to dust mites

By Dr. Devi Banerjee

Dust mites are a very small type of insect, usually too small to be seen by the naked eye. They are very common in our environment, and are found in carpeting, mattresses and pillows, cloth curtains, upholstered furniture and stuffed animal toys. They should not be confused with bed bugs, however. Dust mites are allergenic,…

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Off to the Farm – Spring has Sprung
2012/04/02

Off to the Farm – Spring has Sprung

By Dr. Antony J.Ham Pong
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Discover what you didn't know about winter allergies
2011/10/07

Discover what you didn't know about winter allergies

By Dr. Antony J.Ham Pong
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Get a Head Start in Your Fight Against Allergy Symptoms
2011/08/08

Get a Head Start in Your Fight Against Allergy Symptoms

By François-Xavier Maher
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Allergies and other factors unique to the urban or rural environment
2013/10/22

Allergies and other factors unique to the urban or rural environment

By Dr. Raymond D. Stein

About 20% of the general population has an allergic diathesis or genetic predisposition to manifest with symptoms of allergic disease, most notably allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis often accompanied by eczema or atopic dermatitis. This inherent propensity to develop the above clinical disorders remains the same regardless of whether the individual lives in a rural or…

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What are the main skin reactions linked to allergies and what causes them?
2013/07/12

What are the main skin reactions linked to allergies and what causes them?

By Dr. John Weisnagel
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Getting tested for allergies
2012/11/14

Getting tested for allergies

By Dr. John Weisnagel
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Can headaches be a symptom of allergies?
2012/09/26

Can headaches be a symptom of allergies?

By Dr. Normand Dubé
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Seasonal vs. perennial allergies
2011/06/27

Seasonal vs. perennial allergies

By Dr. Rémi Gagnon

When talking about perennial or seasonal allergies, we are talking about respiratory allergies, For people suffering of seasonal allergies, their symptoms will occur only during a particular period of the year, while people diagnosed with perennial allergies will be inconvenienced all year. Seasonal allergies are commonly known as hay fever. Hay refers to grass pollen,…

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The most common allergens in children
2011/05/30

The most common allergens in children

By Dr. Marie-Josée Francoeur
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Can an Adult Develop Allergies Later in Life?
2011/07/11

Can an Adult Develop Allergies Later in Life?

By Dr. Devi Banerjee
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What type of allergy affects the largest number of people?
2011/03/07

What type of allergy affects the largest number of people?

By Dr. Devi Banerjee
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