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How to use cromolyn sodium to treat allergies
Cromolyn sodium is a widely available medication for preventing and treating nasal allergies, such as hay fever and pet or dust allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works by preventing the release of histamines in the nose. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause facial swelling?
A person's face can become swollen in response to injuries, allergic reactions, infections, and other medical conditions. Face swelling that occurs alongside other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, may indicate anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical assistance. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Top 5 natural antihistamines for allergies
Certain plant extracts and natural products may have antihistamine properties, meaning they can reduce allergy symptoms. Learn about five natural antihistamines, and what the evidence says here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about chicken allergies
While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can people be allergic to strawberries?
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid. (Medical News Today)

How do you use a suppository?
A suppository is a medication that is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra to be broken down and absorbed by the body. Suppository uses include asthma, allergies, and pain. Suppositories are typically safe and effective. Learn more about how suppositories work, and follow a guide on how to use them, here. (Medical News Today)

What is frontal sinusitis and what causes it?
The sinuses are cavities that produce mucus. If a person has frontal sinusitis, the cavities just behind the eyes become inflamed, and the mucus cannot drain correctly. Infections, allergies, or long-term health issues may be responsible. Here, we examine the causes of frontal sinusitis and how treatments vary. (Medical News Today)

Eight home remedies for bee stings
A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Why are my eyebrows itchy?
Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows. (Medical News Today)

What can cause spots on the tongue?
There are many tiny spots or bumps on the tongue that people need for taste and sensation. But spots on the tongue that are unusual in size or appearance could be the sign of a health issue. Causes of unusual spots include lie bumps, burns, canker sores, infections, and oral cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a watermelon allergy
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here. (Medical News Today)

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health
Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health? (Medical News Today)

Meat allergy from tick bite: A common cause of anaphylaxis?
A Tennessee allergy clinic found that a third of its anaphylaxis cases with known causes were due to a red meat allergy that is triggered by tick bites. (Medical News Today)

What causes patches of discolored skin?
Patches of discolored skin have many possible causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, infections, and skin cancer. While not all causes are serious, some may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Anyone who notices a new patch of discolored skin should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction
Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to identify different allergic reactions and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of an amoxicillin rash
A reaction to amoxicillin, a medication used to treat bacterial infections, causes an amoxicillin rash. A side effect of amoxicillin can be a rash that may be mild or severe. Treatment options include medication, applying oatmeal to the rash, and drinking plenty of water. Learn more about an amoxicillin rash here. (Medical News Today)

What is dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as inflammation, allergic reactions, ulcerative colitis, and adrenal insufficiency. It's available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs DexPak and Decadron. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

Pollen allergy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pollen allergies are a common but irritating problem for many people. There are different types of pollen, so people may experience symptoms at different times of the year depending on which plants affect them. Learn about the types of pollen allergies, symptoms, treatment, and home remedies in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is perioral dermatitis and how is it treated?
Perioral dermatitis is a rash that affects the skin around the mouth. The cause is unknown, but research suggests that it is a reaction to the misuse of topical corticosteroids. Other triggers may include hormonal changes and allergic reactions. Learn more about perioral dermatitis and how to prevent and treat it here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about allergic eczema
Allergic eczema, or contact dermatitis, is a skin condition that occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with an allergen. It causes a dry, red, itchy rash. In this article, learn about the triggers, treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. We also provide information on other types of eczema. (Medical News Today)

What to know about glossitis
Glossitis is a condition where the tongue becomes inflamed and swollen. A range of factors, including allergies, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to glossitis. The best treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Read on for more information about the symptoms, causes, and treatment for glossitis. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bee sting allergies
For people with a bee sting allergy, the summer months can be a scary time. People who have never been stung may have an allergy without knowing it. Allergic reactions to bee stings can range from mild to life-threatening. In this article, learn how to identify a bee sting allergy, along with symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Am I allergic to saponin?
Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, learn about this allergy and foods that can replace quinoa in the diet. (Medical News Today)

The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents. (Medical News Today)

Can carrots cause allergies?
When a person has a carrot allergy, contact with the vegetable can lead to itchiness and swelling in and around the mouth. An allergic reaction to carrots can also cause a scratchy feeling in the throat and some more severe problems. Here, learn to identify and manage a carrot allergy, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma
Title: Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 (Medicine Net)

Allergies Quiz: Symptoms & Home Remedies
Title: Allergies Quiz: Symptoms & Home Remedies
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 6/22/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2018 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Surgery Procedure
Title: Sinus Surgery Procedure
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 (Medicine Net)

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
Title: We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals
Category: Health News
Created: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 (Medicine Net)

What Is Mucus?
Title: What Is Mucus?
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 (Medicine Net)

FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage
Title: FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage
Category: Health News
Created: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2018 (Medicine Net)

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School
Title: 4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2018 (Medicine Net)

FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen
Title: FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 (Medicine Net)

Bee and Wasp Sting
Title: Bee and Wasp Sting
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

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