The Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat several different types of bacterial infections, and it works by interfering with bacteria cell walls. Its effects were discovered in the…

Why Do I Have Allergies

Is Your Asthma Under Control? 5 Tips to Manage Your Asthma Symptoms

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects approximately one in every 13 people in the United States. With a good asthma action plan, people with asthma can control their condition…

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Allergic Rhinitis: Complications and Treatment

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a common condition that affects more than 60 million people in the United States each year. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include: Sneezing…

Managing Allergies: Alternative Medicine

Alongside medication and immunotherapy, many people use additional strategies to help manage their allergies. These supplemental strategies are not necessarily meant to replace FDA-approved allergy treatments, but they can work…

What are the causes of Asthma

How to Prevent Asthma Triggers in Your Home

Asthma triggers vary from one person to another, and avoiding known triggers plays a large role in asthma management. Here are some tips to keep your home and family free…

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How to Avoid Allergens

Allergy sufferers have a variety of treatment options available. Medication and immunotherapy are two common approaches, but many people choose to simply avoid allergens before they have a chance to…

Immunotherapy

Is Immunotherapy Right for You?

Immunotherapy is one form of long-term treatment that can be beneficial for people with several different types of  allergies. They help by decreasing sensitivity to allergens, and in many cases…

Allergies or a Cold? How to Tell the Difference

Many medical conditions share similar symptoms, and a good example is allergies and the common cold. The two conditions share symptoms like a runny nose and excess mucus, and it…

Many medical conditions share similar symptoms, and a good example is allergies and the common cold. The two conditions share symptoms like a runny nose and excess mucus, and it can often be difficult to tell the difference between the two. Fortunately, there are some tell-tale signs of each condition if you know where to… Read more »

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How To Treat and Prevent Insect Allergies

For most people, an insect sting causes nothing more than some mild pain or discomfort—most people are not allergic to these stings. For people who are, however, insect stings can…

Making Sense of Seasonal Allergies

Do You Have Hay Fever? What You Need to Know

Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is a condition that leads to cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. Hay fever is not…