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Antihistamine – What Is It And Why Does It Work?

The basics of antihistamines Antihistamines are a type of medicine that are specially used to treat allergy symptoms, from hay fever, bites from bugs and insects, conjunctivitis and food allergies. How do antihistamines work? When we are exposed to allergens - like pollen or peanuts - our body…

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Epinephrine, EpiPen: The What’s And How’s
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Epinephrine, EpiPen: The What’s And How’s

What is an EpiPen? EpiPens or Epinephrine injections are prescription medicines that are used in treating serious and life-threatening allergic reactions caused by foods, insect bites, medications, and other allergens. This drug belongs to the alpha and beta-adrenergic agonists that primarily work by relaxing the muscles in the…

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Food Allergies in Children: An Overview
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Food Allergies in Children: An Overview

An allergy is defined as an excessive reaction of the immune system to an offending agent such as a food item or drug. Any child who upon ingesting, inhaling or touching a certain food item develops skin rashes (or hives), swelling of the lips or face, cramps or…

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Anaphylaxis, Know These Symptoms to Save a Child’s Life
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Anaphylaxis, Know These Symptoms to Save a Child’s Life

Who would have thought that an allergic reaction can be serious and possibly lethal? Anaphylaxis is a term given to an extreme form of allergic reaction. This condition usually occurs suddenly and without any sign of warning. Symptoms can rapidly worsen and can be lethal when left untreated.…

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Allergy Symptoms In Kids: Know If Your Child is Having An Allergic Reaction
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Allergy Symptoms In Kids: Know If Your Child is Having An Allergic Reaction

An allergy is a life-threatening reaction in which the body’s immune system reacts excessively against an offending agent, such as food or drugs. Even a small amount of the food allergen is enough to trigger the symptoms of an allergic reaction. What causes a food allergy? Exposure to…

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My Son Has Allergies: I Got Him Tested For A Food Allergy On A Whim And It Saved His Life
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My Son Has Allergies: I Got Him Tested For A Food Allergy On A Whim And It Saved His Life

1 in 13 children suffer from an allergy. I never thought that was a huge number, but as FARE says, that’s “roughly two in every classroom.” My family has never really struggled with their health. Sure, as my grandparents got older their health got worse, but that’s just…

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Food intolerance or Food Allergy? The Most Common Health Issues That Mimic Common Allergies
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Food intolerance or Food Allergy? The Most Common Health Issues That Mimic Common Allergies

Diagnosing food intolerance can be tricky. For one, its symptoms often overlap with those of other conditions, most notably food allergy. When children break out in skin rashes and feel bloated after a scrumptious meal, parents get concerned -- and they should be. Be that as it may,…

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