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  • Jul 2018

    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.

  • Jul 2018

    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.

  • Jul 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    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.

  • May 2018

    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.

  • May 2018

    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.

  • May 2018

    What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?

    When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about nocturnal diarrhea and the many methods of treatment and prevention.

  • May 2018

    What causes tongue bumps?

    Tongue bumps are common, and there are many possible causes, including injuries, allergies, and infections. Although tongue bumps can feel strange, they are usually harmless and should not cause concern. Here, we look at the causes and symptoms of tongue bumps, as well as when to see a doctor and treatment options.

  • May 2018

    What to know about nightshade allergies

    Nightshade species include potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Nightshade allergies are rare but can be severe. A person can have an allergy or an intolerance to nightshade, which will cause different symptoms. This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances.

  • May 2018

    Is honey good for asthma?

    Honey is a common home remedy for sore throats and coughing. It is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we find out whether it can also help to treat asthma symptoms, after exploring a range of scientific studies and research. We also describe risks and other treatments.

  • May 2018

    Why does skin peel between the toes?

    Skin between the toes can peel for a range of reasons. It can be caused by a fungus, bacteria, or an allergy. Conditions include athlete's foot, trench foot, and contact dermatitis. Treatment might involve applying creams or taking antibiotics. Learn more about skin peeling between the toes, and how to prevent it.

  • May 2018

    What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?

    When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes become glassy, how the symptom is treated, and ways to prevent it.

  • May 2018

    What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?

    Among the rarest allergies is a reaction to citrus fruits. Symptoms, which include tingling, redness, and swelling, tend to affect areas that have come into contact with fruit or juice, and some people have airborne allergies. We describe the range of treatments. Learn to prevent and manage citrus allergies here.

  • May 2018

    What causes burning eyes?

    Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes of burning eyes and how to treat them, including home remedies.

  • May 2018

    What causes itchy fingers?

    There are many reasons for itchy fingers, including allergic reactions and skin conditions. Depending on the cause, the itchiness may appear alongside redness, scaly skin, or small blisters. A person can treat itching fingers with various creams or tablets. Learn more about causes and getting rid of itchiness here.

  • May 2018

    Can you have a garlic allergy?

    A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing.

  • Apr 2018

    Why does eating give me a runny nose?

    A person may feel that their nose gets runny whenever they eat certain foods, such as hot or spicy meals. Some people find that this happens no matter what they eat. In this article, find out more about what causes a person’s nose to run after eating, how this is related to allergies, and how to treat the symptoms.

  • Apr 2018

    Common allergic conditions linked to mental health

    Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems.

  • Apr 2018

    How long are you contagious with pink eye?

    Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else.

  • Apr 2018

    Are RAST or skin tests better for allergies?

    A doctor may use a number of tests to check whether someone is allergic to certain substances. These include skin tests and blood tests. Blood tests include RAST and ELISA tests. Learn more about the procedure and results of RAST tests, and how this allergy diagnosis test compares with skin tests.