Acting quickly after being stung by an insect can reduce your risk of a serious reaction.
First, remove stinging insects or their stingers. In most cases you can simply brush the insect away. You may need to pull fire ants off -- be sure to check for multiple ants and get rid of all of them.
If you find yourself developing a killer headache when riding an elevator with someone who was a bit generous dabbing on the perfume, you have company. More than 2 million Americans have fragrance allergies or sensitivities -- and the number is on the rise.
Although that person's perfume may have been all too obvious a culprit, there are many hidden sources of fragrances, says Clifford W. Bassett, MD, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York. Bassett helped WebMD sniff out the truth...