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  • Dec 2019

    Kissing bug bites: Symptoms, risks, and treatments

    Sustaining a kissing bug bite may lead to Chagas disease or allergic reactions. In this article, learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments associated with kissing bug bites.

  • Nov 2019

    Causes and treatment of a split lip

    A split lip is a common minor injury with a range of possible causes, including cold weather, skin picking, and dehydration. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2019

    What causes pain under the left armpit?

    Causes of pain under the left armpit can range from minor skin infections to nerve damage. Learn about these and other causes, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about nut allergies

    Tree nut allergies are common, and they include reactions to almonds, cashews, and walnuts. An allergy to peanuts is not technically a nut allergy. Learn more about nut allergies here.

  • Nov 2019

    New injection halts peanut allergy for at least 2 weeks

    One antibody injection allowed 11 of 15 adults with severe peanut allergy to eat a small amount of nut protein 15 days later with no allergic reaction.

  • Nov 2019

    9 in 10 people who think they are allergic to penicillin may not be

    Three new studies shed fresh light on penicillin allergy, pointing out that many people who have been allergic in their childhood may no longer be so.

  • Nov 2019

    Allergies and dizziness: What's the link?

    Allergies can cause vertigo, but this is rare. In this article, we look at how dizziness, vertigo, and allergies are linked, and whether or not treating allergy symptoms can help resolve vertigo.

  • Nov 2019

    Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk

    Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes.

  • Nov 2019

    Everything you need to know about shock

    Shock is a medical emergency that causes several symptoms, some of which are life threatening. Learn more about shock and how to treat it in this article.

  • Nov 2019

    What causes a numb face?

    Several conditions can cause facial numbness, including migraine, allergies, and Bell’s palsy. Learn more about these and other causes in this article.

  • Oct 2019

    What is an epinephrine injection?

    Epinephrine, or adrenaline, is a hormone. People use injections of synthetic epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    What are the effects of black mold exposure?

    Black mold exposure is no more harmful than exposure to other forms of mold, but it may lead to health issues for certain people. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about condoms and allergies

    Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about nosebleeds with clots

    Several factors can cause nosebleeds with clots, including physical trauma, allergies, and a deviated septum. It is fairly easy to stop a nosebleed at home. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about fly bites

    Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here.

  • 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.