Home > Medical > Allergy > Allergy triggers Allergy triggers Hay fever: take the sting out of spring Springtime is hay fever time. Thankfully, common sense and some natural remedies can go a long way to make life a bit more bearable. Fight Spring allergies The warm days of Spring are here again and as welcome as the warmth and sunshine might be, it also signifies the start of Spring allergy season. Don't let allergies spoil Valentine's Day Are you planning something special for Valentine's Day? Take care that your romantic ideas don't trigger allergic reactions and a visit to the doctor's surgery. Quiz Why am I so tired? » Subscribe Allergy Newsletter » Join Body Talk » Ask CyberDoc » Common allergens What's in a sneeze? Main allergy triggers There are more than 240 allergens, some rare and others very common. Who’d have thought that barley, pigeon feathers, silk, egg yolk, vanilla and lentils could be allergens? Are you allergic to your jewellery? Here's what to do if your jewellery makes you come up in hives - or makes your skin turn green. Lactose intolerance: some dairy OK Children with lactose intolerance are missing out on essential nutrients by avoiding dairy, and could benefit from probiotics and aged cheeses, experts say. Djokovic: wheat and the tennis ace US Open champion Novak Djokovic's transformation from good player to supremo has set the world of tennis alight. Could his new wheat-free diet really have made such an impact? Eat well without dairy or gluten Do you suffer from food intolerances? Eating a limited diet does not have to be boring, says celebrity chef Ariana Bundy. Allergy shock Watch these videos of what happens to people when they eat something to which they are allergic. Salicylates - friend or foe? Salicylates are chemical compounds used in painkillers. They also occur naturally in some foods. Though salicylates may be beneficial to some, they can be dangerous to others. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.