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Category : Allergy

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 allergic response is triggered causing symptoms which include sneezing, wheezing, rash, itchy eyes and sickness. Rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world and may affect up to 30-35% of people at some time in their lives.

What can cause facial swelling?

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Facial swelling is a common symptom with a range of possible causes, including injuries, allergic reactions, and infections. Rarely, facial swelling can be a sign

Top 5 natural antihistamines for allergies

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People with allergies may find relief by using natural plant extracts and foods that act as antihistamines. Antihistamines are substances that block histamine activity in

What to know about chicken allergies

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People with a chicken allergy may have an allergic reaction after eating chicken meat, or, sometimes, after their skin comes into contact with chicken feathers.

How do you use a suppository?

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Suppositories are solid medications that enter the body through the rectum, vagina, or urethra. Rectal suppositories are the most common type of suppository. Doctors recommend

Eight home remedies for bee stings

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A bee sting can result in a swollen, painful bump. In most cases, people can easily treat bee stings at home. The pain and swelling

Why are my eyebrows itchy?

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Having itchy eyebrows is not usually something to worry about. It may be annoying, but it will often go away on its own. In some

What can cause spots on the tongue?

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The tongue has lots of small spots on it for taste and sensation. They are not usually very noticeable. If spots are an unusual color,