While bees are famous for their waggle dance and honey, they are also notorious for inflicting painful stings. When a bee stings, it usually leaves behind a barbed stinger in the skin. The stinger is what releases a venom that destroys the red blood cells and skin mast cells. In response, the body Read More
How long does it take to have an allergic reaction to a bee sting?
Bee stings don’t usually cause a serious reaction in people who are not allergic to them. Usually, the venom injected by the bee will cause a reaction with symptoms, such as pain, redness, itching, and swelling in the bite location. These symptoms are considered mild or moderate. However, people who Read More
Christmas Tree Allergies
While the holiday season will likely be more quiet with less guests this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be more unwanted guests this year: allergies. Christmas tree sales are booming. Whether you own a live Christmas tree or an artificial one, allergy and asthma symptoms may worsen in Read More
Hives: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hives, also called urticaria, is a type of skin reaction that produces reddish and very itchy welts. The welts may vary from small to extremely large blotchy areas on the skin. Acute hives are usually a result of an allergic reaction to an insect bite, food, airborne allergen, or medication. They Read More
Skin Allergy Overview
Have you ever gone for a walk outdoors only to return home with your skin red and itchy? What you are experiencing is probably an allergic reaction. It's uncomfortable and irritating, but it can be treated. When your immune system reacts to an allergen, your cells release a chemical called Read More
When Should I See an Allergist?
Runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy skin are all common symptoms of allergies. You may reach for the cold medicine and experience temporary relief from your symptoms – but if these signs actually indicate an allergy rather than a cold, then what you are doing is putting a patch over the problem Read More
How Are Allergies Diagnosed in Children?
Swelling in the face, breaking out in hives, and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of an allergy. The allergy may be due to food, pollen, dust, mold, or pet dander, and it can cause significant discomfort or even a severe reaction to the one who is allergic. Allergies are more common in Read More
How Do You Get Rid of an Allergic Reaction Rash?
A skin rash that is caused by an allergic reaction can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Allergic rashes can be caused by a number of different allergens, and they can vary in severity. Although most will go away on their own without treatment within a week or two, there are things you can do to Read More
What to Do When You Get a Peanut Allergy
Among the most common food allergies in adults and children is a peanut allergy. It is characterized by an immunological response after being exposed to peanuts. For many peanut allergy sufferers, eating food items that were simply processed in a facility that also processes nuts can trigger a Read More
18 Symptoms of a Sinus Infection
A sinus infection can cause many symptoms, such as facial pain and nasal congestion. Although in most cases it clears up on its own within a few weeks, in some situations it can lead to a chronic sinus infection. This may reoccur more frequently and may require treatment by a medical Read More