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An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an alle

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Accidental poisoning by soap products: What to do

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Accidental poisoning by soap products can result from contact with any kind of chemical soap products. Learn what to do when accidental poisoning occurs.

Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.

Tattoos: Does ink travel through your body?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After the tattoo needle punctures deep into your skin, most of the ink is lodged firmly in your dermis - but the rest goes on a journey.

What makes eyes itch?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.

Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.

Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated.

Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample...

Allergy shots: Uses, effectiveness, and side effects

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

To keep their symptoms at bay, allergy sufferers may try many different treatments. What are allergy shots and when might they be used?

Cosmetic complaints climb but products still on market

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study highlights poor reporting to the FDA of potentially harmful cosmetic products and calls for better data along with policy changes.

Contact dermatitis: Triggers and treatment

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The unpleasant itching of contact dermatitis may be experienced by everyone once in their lifetime, but what is it? How can it be treated?

Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. While they don't carry disease, they may stop you from getting a good night's sleep.

Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.

Ten best home remedies for poison ivy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is poison ivy and how can it be recognized? Learn about the ten best home remedies for poison ivy rash and how poison ivy can be avoided.

Yellow jacket stings: What to do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.

Sun poisoning: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Sun poisoning is a relatively uncommon condition similar to a sunburn. In addition to pain, swelling, and itchy skin, it can cause long-term complications.

Drug allergies: What you need to know

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

While many drugs cause side effects, some medications can cause an allergic reaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment in this article.

Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?

Potato allergy: Risk factors and symptoms

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What causes a potato allergy and who gets a potato allergy? Learn about the complications caused by the allergy and what foods should be avoided.

Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis.

Can you be allergic to coffee?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But could it be an allergy?

Can you be allergic to sugar?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we investigate what causes adverse reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.

Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

Kiwi allergy: What you need to know

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the signs and symptoms of a kiwi fruit allergy and what are the causes? Learn about kiwi allergies in children and how to avoid a trigger.

Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.