You or your child can be allergic to insect stings, like many other people in the United States. When someone with an insect sting allergy is bitten by an insect, the toxins can cause you to have an immunological reaction due to allergens in the sting. Normal Vs. Allergic Reaction to Insect Read More
Anaphylaxis: Treating Severe Allergic Reactions
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening reaction to an allergen that should be treated immediately. It can occur within seconds or minutes of being exposed to or consuming an allergen. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include hives or flushed and pale skin, a drop in blood pressure causing a weak and Read More
Know Your Allergies! Finding Out the Foods You React To
A food allergy is an immunological response to a food allergen after consuming it or being exposed to it – in other words, your body’s immune system misidentifies the food as a germ or foreign invader and tries to attack it, creating the allergic reaction. Common food allergens include milk, soy, Read More
Home Remedies to Help Treat a Bee Sting Reaction
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
New Study on Allergic Reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report of severe allergic reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that happened as of January 10, 2021. These findings suggest that these allergic reactions are extremely rare. The full article can be found here. This article Read More
New Study on Allergic Reactions to the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report of severe allergic reactions to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that happened from December 14-23, 2020. These findings suggest that these allergic reactions are extremely rare. The full article can be found here. This Read More
How Do You Treat An Allergic Reaction to a Bee Sting?
There’s just something about getting stung by a bee that strikes fear in most people, but if you’re one of the 1 to 2 million people in the United States who are allergic to bee stings, your fear is justified. Bee sting allergies are common in the United States and can be life-threatening for Read More