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  • 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.

  • 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.