Allergies (Basics)

  • October 2, 2018

    Is It Safe to Use Generic Allergy Drugs?

    Healthcare in general is getting more and more expensive, and allergy treatment is not an exception. As the prices on allergy meds keep rising, more people with allergies are wondering whether they should switch to generics, which typically come at a lower cost. The good news is that nowadays, there...

  • September 18, 2018

    You Need 3 Years to Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

    According to a new study, people suffering from allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, may see significant improvements in their symptoms after a three-year treatment course.   The study was conducted in the United Kingdom, at Imperial College London, and involved people affected by pollen allergies. The researchers found that treatment...

  • September 17, 2018

    Is It Safe to Use Benadryl in Infants?

    If your baby has an allergy, you may be wondering if it’s safe to give an allergy treatment like Benadryl to infants. Usually, doctors don’t recommend treating infants with Benadryl products. But sometimes, infants younger than 2 years of age can be given Benadryl under the supervision of a specialist....

  • September 14, 2018

    Why the Approval of Generic EpiPen Is a Great News?

    When it comes to severe allergic reactions, epinephrine is often a life-saver. Therefore, people with a history of anaphylaxis are recommended to always have an epinephrine auto-injector at hand.   At the moment, there are three brands of auto-injectable epinephrine available in the United States: EpiPen, Adrenaclick, and Auvi-Q. EpiPen...

  • September 10, 2018

    How to Treat a Bee Sting at Home?

    A bee sting causes a skin reaction in most people. Usually, it is a swollen, painful bump on the area of the sting. However, some people may develop an allergic reaction after being stung. In case of an allergy to stinging insects, the swelling can affect other areas of the...

  • September 7, 2018

    What Causes a Sinus Headache?

    Headache is probably one of the most annoying symptoms. There are various types of headaches caused by stress or underlying medical conditions. Some people develop sinus headaches affecting the area around the nose. Sinus headaches are usually a result of an infection or persisting allergies.   Sinuses or paranasal sinuses...

  • September 4, 2018

    How to Get Rid of Allergy Wheezing?

    Wheezing is a whistling sound that occurs when a person breathes. It is one of the symptoms associated with allergies. If you notice this symptom, you should consult with your doctor to identify the cause.   Sometimes, allergies may cause tightening of the throat, which leads to difficulties breathing. As...

  • August 28, 2018

    What Is Allergic Bronchitis?

    The term “bronchitis” refers to inflammation of the bronchi – large and medium-sized airways conducting air to the lungs from the nose and mouth. The airways swell and narrow, which leads to coughing and difficulty breathing. Besides, increased production of mucus, caused by irritation, can block the airway.   Depending...

  • August 26, 2018

    Common Sinusitis Myths You Should Know About

    Sinusitis or sinus infection is a condition that causes inflammation of the sinus membranes. People with sinusitis often experience sinus headache, stuffy nose, fever, sore throat, coughing, and other symptoms. This condition can be caused by infection, sinus-irritating chemical or any other substance, as well as allergies.   Although sinusitis...

  • August 23, 2018

    What If You Have an Allergy to Condom?

    There are many different types of allergies. You can experience allergy symptoms after eating something, spending time outdoors, doing housework, or even after having sex. If you do frequently develop itching out of nowhere after protected sex, you may have an allergy to condom.   What Are the Symptoms of...

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