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  • 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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Jan 2019

    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.

  • Jan 2019

    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.

  • Jan 2019

    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.

  • Jan 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2018

    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.

  • Nov 2018

    '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.

  • Nov 2018

    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.

  • Nov 2018

    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.

  • Nov 2018

    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.

  • Oct 2018

    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.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the effects of black mold exposure?

    Black mold is a type of fungus that tends to thrive in damp areas. Long-term exposure to black mold may cause symptoms, particularly in people with asthma, respiratory allergies, or a weakened immune system. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    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.

  • Oct 2018

    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.

  • Oct 2018

    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.

  • Sep 2018

    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.

  • Sep 2018

    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.