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  • Aug 2019

    What to know about an itchy mouth

    Itchiness inside the mouth may result from an allergic reaction or a viral or yeast infection. Here, learn what can cause an itchy mouth and what to do about it.

  • Aug 2019

    Could the use of stomach acid drugs raise the risk of allergies?

    A nationwide study of Austrian health records has found a higher rate of prescriptions for allergy drugs following those for stomach acid medications.

  • Jul 2019

    What to do about an itchy neck

    Many things can cause an itchy neck, including skin irritants and allergies. Remedies such as ointments and creams may help. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Why is my chest itchy?

    Itchy skin, or pruritus, can affect the chest. In this article, learn about the possible causes of an itchy chest, which include skin conditions, kidney problems, and hormonal imbalances. Also, find out more about treatments and remedies for itchy skin.

  • Jul 2019

    What can cause a rash under the breast?

    A rash under the breast often results from skin irritation, an allergic reaction, or heat rash. Other causes can include viral and bacterial infections and skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis. Learn more about the possible causes here.

  • Jul 2019

    Everything you need to know about summer colds

    Although it is much more common to get a cold in the winter months, people can also get colds in the summer. In this article, learn about the symptoms, how to tell summer colds from allergies, and how to treat them.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about shellfish allergies

    Many people are allergic to shellfish. The symptoms can be mild or severe and may include wheezing, coughing, and confusion. Learn more about the symptoms of a shellfish allergy here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about intrinsic and extrinsic asthma

    Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here.

  • Jun 2019

    Almond, hemp, oat, soy, and cow's milk: Which is best?

    As plant-based alternative milks grow increasingly popular, it can help to know how they compare nutritionally. Find out in this article.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about skeeter syndrome

    Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. It may involve swelling and a fever. Treatment may involve taking antihistamines or using topical steroids. Learn more about skeeter syndrome, including how to prevent it, here.

  • Jun 2019

    What's the difference between expiratory and inspiratory wheezing?

    Expiratory and inspiratory wheezing are sounds that the lungs make when a person breathes out or in. In this article, learn about the possible causes of wheezing and which type is more common.

  • May 2019

    Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

    A new study finds a link between different forms of allergies and either anxiety or depression. Future research, however, must verify these associations.

  • May 2019

    What to know about adult-onset asthma

    In most cases, people develop asthma during childhood, but it can also arise in adults. This article explores adult-onset asthma, including its causes, symptoms, management, and risk factors.

  • May 2019

    Should I see a doctor about my cough?

    Signs that a person should see a doctor for a cough include when it occurs alongside dizziness, weight loss, or fever. There are many potential causes of a cough, and some require medical attention. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    ¿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.