There are actually two main causes of allergy symptoms: indoor and outdoor triggers. While most people understand seasonal (outdoor) allergies are caused by pollen in the air, there are a number of factors that contribute to indoor allergies, which can affect people year-round. Symptoms can be similar, but it's important to remember indoor and outdoor allergies are caused by different sources, and therefore should be managed differently.
Who knew the humble Christmas tree could send you into allergenic meltdown? Or that an undusted festive bauble could ruin the party? Yup, it's fair to report that, during the holiday season, Canadians sneeze themselves into high orbit. Don't let your allergies ruin your season of giving; follow our guide to make it to the New Year with minimal sneezing and maximum fun.
Congestion, difficulty breathing, facial pain, and fatigue are all signs that allergy season is upon us...or so we think. For many Canadians, these symptoms indicate sinusitis rather than allergies. Differentiating between sinusitis and allergies can be difficult, but a visit to a doctor can lead to a diagnosis and proper treatment.