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What to do about a runny nose
Some potential causes of a runny nose include allergies, the common cold, and sinusitis. Resolving the underlying cause by taking medications will usually resolve the runny nose. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?
Stinging nettle is a popular home remedy for arthritis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions. Learn about the benefits, side effects, and research around stinging nettle here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about gargling with salt water
Salt water gargles are a cheap, easy, and natural alternative to medicated mouthwashes. Gargling with salt water can help clean the mouth and ease symptoms of sore throats, mouth sores, allergies, and dental procedures. Learn more about salt water gargles here. (Medical News Today)

How to stop a nosebleed
Nosebleeds are a common problem, but they often subside quickly with at-home treatment. In this article, learn how to stop a nosebleed at home. We also cover stopping nosebleeds in children and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if a sore throat is from an allergy or a cold
Allergies can cause cold-like symptoms, so it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether a sore throat is due to an allergy or a common cold or the flu. Learn how to tell the difference here. We also cover treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Cause of a lump on the back of the neck
Potential causes of a lump on the neck include swollen lymph nodes, acne, and cysts. The type of treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about the various causes of a lump on the neck here. (Medical News Today)

How to remove henna: 7 easy methods
Henna is a popular method of temporary tattooing. It usually fades over several weeks, but there are many methods that can make it disappear faster. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'
Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people. (Medical News Today)

Top 7 essential oils for sinus congestion
Essential oils are a popular natural remedy for sinus congestion, stuffiness, and a blocked nose. In this article, we look at which essential oils can help and how to use them. (Medical News Today)

¿Qué son estas manchas blancas en mi piel?
Las manchas blancas en la piel generalmente surgen cuando las proteínas cutáneas o las células muertas quedan atrapadas debajo de la superficie de la piel. (Medical News Today)

Sore throat and rash: Strep infection and other causes
Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other conditions that can also cause both a sore throat and a rash. Learn more about those conditions here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat pinkeye at home
Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye. (Medical News Today)

Is it allergic asthma or something else?
Allergic asthma occurs when people are around certain triggers. Symptoms may include chest tightness. Treatment may be possible at home or with lifestyle changes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for itchy feet
Itchy feet can be bothersome and stop a person from sleeping or focusing on daily activities. Learn about the causes of itchy feet and how to treat them here. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect allergies?
Alcohol has many effects, sometimes leading to symptoms that resemble allergies. This may be a sign of an alcohol allergy or intolerance. Alcohol may also worsen existing allergies. Learn more alcohol allergies, and alcohol's effects on existing allergies, here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about basophils
Basophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in keeping the immune system functioning. Basophil tests can help doctors diagnose a range of health problems, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Learn more about the function of basophils and what high and low levels mean in this article. (Medical News Today)

Raising histamine levels boosts long-term memory
According to a recent Japanese study, boosting histamine levels in the brain can significantly improve performance in long-term memory tests. (Medical News Today)

How common are food allergies, really?
Millions of adults in the United States believe that they have a food allergy, but new research suggests that only around half of them actually do. (Medical News Today)

What does my eosinophil count mean?
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here. (Medical News Today)

'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change. (Medical News Today)

What causes lightheadedness?
People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is the best remedy for sinus drainage?
The sinuses drain down the back of the throat, and issues such as allergies, infections, and colds can make the process irritating or painful. Some home remedies include nasal irrigation and steam therapy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to manage a polyester allergy
A person with a polyester allergy may experience irritation, redness, and other symptoms when their skin comes into direct contact with polyester. The best way to treat this allergy is to avoid all fabrics containing polyester. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause red skin?
Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Undeclared Soy in Some Salads, Wraps at Whole Foods Markets
Title: Undeclared Soy in Some Salads, Wraps at Whole Foods Markets
Category: Health News
Created: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

Stay Safe While Spring Cleaning
Title: Stay Safe While Spring Cleaning
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?
Title: Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/26/2019 (Medicine Net)

Nasal Airway Surgery (Septoplasty) and Turbinectomy
Title: Nasal Airway Surgery (Septoplasty) and Turbinectomy
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 6/1/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated
Title: Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age
Title: Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age
Category: Health News
Created: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

Some Batches of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Tree Nuts
Title: Some Batches of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Tree Nuts
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 (Medicine Net)

Preventing Kids' Food Allergies Starts in Infancy
Title: Preventing Kids' Food Allergies Starts in Infancy
Category: Health News
Created: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin' Season
Title: Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin' Season
Category: Health News
Created: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises
Title: Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises
Category: Health News
Created: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 (Medicine Net)

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