Allergy & Asthma

Relief From Hay Fever

Relief From Hay Fever

Relief From Hay Fever For most of us, spring is an eagerly anticipated part of the year. But for up to 35 million Americans, spring represents the beginning of the dreaded allergy season. Rather than looking forward to the blossoming of flowers, many of us are looking forward to sneezing, sniffling, a runny nose and …

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Fall allergies

Fall allergies

It is rather usual to associate allergies with spring, a period during which pollination of trees and grasses is at its maximum. And yet, the months of September and October also bring their share of sneezing and tearing with the return in force of many allergens different from those of spring. So, even if the hay is …

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Skin Rashes in Children

Skin Rashes in Children – Causes, Diagnosis, treatment

Also called: Pediatric Erythema, Pediatric Dermatitis, Pediatric Skin Lesions, Pediatric Rubor Summary A skin rash is an area of inflammation, or a change in the texture or color of the skin (e.g., redness, itching, raised bumps). The condition can result from a range of sources, including irritation, disease or a reaction (allergic or non–allergic) to …

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Insect Stings in Children

Insect Stings in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Insect stings are a serious health threat for some children who have allergies to insect venom. Venom released in the stings of bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and fire ants can trigger a rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock in some children. More often, children may suffer a milder reaction such as …

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Food Allergies Children

Food Allergies in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Pediatric Food Allergies Summary A food allergy involves a person’s immune system reacting to a specific kind of food or food component in such a way that potentially deadly allergy symptoms are triggered. Food allergies are more common in children than they are in adults, with about 6 to 8 percent of young …

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