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Allergy (Allergies)

What causes allergies? (Continued) In the pet cat example, the dad and the youngest daughter developed IgE antibodies in large amounts that were targeted against the cat allergen. The dad and daughter are now sensitized, or prone to develop allergic reactions, on repeated exposures to cat allergen. Typically, there is a period of sensitization ranging […]

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Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid

(HealthDay News) — For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows: Do not use tweezers. Scrape a straight-edged object across the stinger for removal. Wash the site with soap and water. Apply ice on the site for 10 minutes. Take an antihistamine, […]

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Health Tip: Effects of Allergy Medication

(HealthDay News) — Allergy medications often contain an antihistamine. Latest Allergies News Some antihistamines can make users feel drowsy, unfocused and slow to react, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When taking allergy medication, the FDA suggests: Follow directions, and read all package warnings. Use caution when driving or operating machinery. Avoid using alcohol, […]

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Whole Foods Recalling Two Pesto Products

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whole Foods is recalling two pesto products because they contain ingredients not listed on the label, namely, milk, pine nuts and walnuts, the company said in a news release issued Thursday. Latest Allergies News The recall is limited to 41 Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New […]

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What to know about skeeter syndrome

What to know about skeeter syndrome

Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. It may involve swelling and a fever. Treatment may involve taking antihistamines or using topical steroids. Learn more about skeeter syndrome, including how to prevent it, here.

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Health Tip: Nasal Spray Safety

(HealthDay News) — For people who use nasal sprays to combat seasonal allergies, it’s important to follow safety guidelines, says the Allergy & Asthma Network. Latest Allergies News When using a nasal spray. you should: Aim away from the center of your nose. Always follow the package instructions, as brands vary. Blow your nose gently […]

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Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip (Symptoms, Treatment)

What medications can be used to treat rhinitis and post-nasal drip? In addition to measures noted above, medications may also be used for the treatment and relief of rhinitis and post-nasal drip. For allergic rhinitis and post-nasal drip, many medications are used. It also is essential to attempt to avoid the offending allergic particles. Steroid […]