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Allergic Reactions To Fire Ant Stings

Allergic Reactions To Fire Ant Stings

Fire ants are insects that sting and are typically found in the South and Southeastern to Southwestern areas of the United States. The fire ant stings can occur anytime throughout the year, but peaks during the summer months. Fire ants sting by attaching itself to the skin, injecting its venom, and stinging on average of 8 stings at a time.

Types of Allergic Reactions

The fire ant stings can cause painful local reactions and even life threatening anaphylaxis. Typical reactions present with…

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Vacationing For An Allergy Sufferer

Vacationing For An Allergy Sufferer

Summer is here and it is a time when everyone takes an opportunity for a break and relaxes. If you are an allergy sufferer, then you know it will take slightly more planning for your vacation to avoid triggers getting in the way. Thorough preparations can help prevent a lot of allergy issues. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next allergy-free vacation.

  1. Consider your destination when planning your vacation. Select a spot that avoids your allergy triggers. The…
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Is Summer Allergies a Myth?

Is Summer Allergies a Myth?

You probably have heard of seasonal and outdoor allergies, but maybe not of summer allergies before. Many of you may think it does not exist. However surprisingly enough, there is such a thing as summer allergies. Allergies in the summer can be just as severe and bothersome as it is in the spring and fall. If you are prone to allergies in general, then your allergies can occur even in the summer time. You can experience symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes,…

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The Importance of the Rescue Inhaler in Asthma Management

The Importance of the Rescue Inhaler in Asthma Management

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways of the lungs. At times asthma can manifest as an attack that occurs when your airways close and mucus buildup quickly. Many things such as common cold, pollen, dust, house dust mites, cold air, smoking, or pet dander, can trigger an asthma attack. You may even consider using a rescue inhaler before a workout to prevent an asthma attack.

Rescue Inhalers are for Instant Relief

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Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

There are many types of allergens – such as bee stings, medications, dust, or pollen – that can cause allergic reactions. Reactions to allergens can range from a mild case of hives, itching, or sneezing to severe, life-threatening anaphylaxis. Allergic reaction to food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis. Some of the food allergens that account for the majority of food allergies are tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Individuals with both asthma and a food allergy are at greater risk for…

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The Asthma Basics

The Asthma Basics

If you have a chronic disease, you know that having a good understanding of your disease state is important to managing it. Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders that affect the lungs. It is an inflammatory disease that causes changes in the airways. Let’s take time to review some basic information about asthma to better recognize and manage the disease.

Asthma and Your Lungs

Asthma causes three main changes in the airways of the lungs. The lung linings of the airways get swollen and inflamed….

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Tips for the Allergy Prone Pet Lover

Tips for the Allergy Prone Pet Lover

Having a pet can help decrease stress, improve mood, and positively affect your health. These are just a few reasons why having a pet is beneficial. Just because you have a pet allergy does not mean you can’t have your own pet. There is even research saying that having a pet in the home can help lower a child’s likelihood of developing related allergies. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to help reduce pet dander…

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Bee Sting Allergies

Bee Sting Allergies

April showers bring May flowers, and with flowers also bring bees. Flowers attract bees because the nectar and pollen from the flowers can be collected for food. Bees have a major role in helping plants and flowers grow by helping them pollinate. While collecting food from the flowers, bees can carry pollen from one plant or flower to another. The food that bees collect is honey, and is something that many of us enjoy! Even though bees serve multiple purposes, they are not always welcomed. Not…

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Spring Cleaning to Reduce Indoor Allergies

Spring Cleaning to Reduce Indoor Allergies

Spring is here and it’s a time when many of us do a thorough cleaning of our homes. If you suffer from allergies, you know that keeping triggers away is a must. Cleaning your home is one of the best ways to reduce indoor allergies.

Before you begin, be sure to protect yourself from all the dust and mold that you will be cleaning by wearing a mask. Also keep in mind that harsh chemicals and scented agents used to clean…

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Do I Have Seasonal Allergies?

Do I Have Seasonal Allergies?

When the spring season hits, do you start having allergic reactions? While most people are celebrating the warmer weather, you might be dreading the spread of pollen due to its impact on your health. Could you be suffering from seasonal allergies? Keep reading a bit more to learn what seasonal allergies are and what you can do if you think you are experiencing them.

What causes seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies are caused when everything begins blossoming. Trees, grass, and pollen are typically the culprits…

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