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  1. Nickel (Jewelry) Allergy

    Learn more from WebMD about nickel allergies, including causes, symptoms, tests, treatments, and prevention.

  2. Recognize and Treat Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and More

    WebMD explains how to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac – and how to spot these poisonous plants.

  3. How to Treat Minor Cuts and Scrapes

    Your guide to treating skinned knees, sliced fingers, and other cuts and abrasions.

  4. Summer Skin Hazards to Watch For

    From sunburn to poison ivy, a look at some common summer skin hazards, and what you can do to prevent and treat them.

  5. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

    Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) refers to a variety of non-specific symptoms reported by some people after possible exposure to chemical, biologic, or physical agents.

  6. The Food Diary and Food Allergy Triggers

    Learn how to use a food diary to identify your food allergy triggers.

  7. Topic Overview

    The reaction that you have to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting depends on many things. The potency of the venom changes with the type of jellyfish and also is stronger during some seasons than in others. Other things that affect the severity of your reaction include: Your size,age,and general health. The location and how much of your body (surface area) was stung. The size or ...

  8. Allergic Reaction - Check Your Symptoms


  9. Allergy to Natural Rubber (Latex) - Topic Overview

    What is latex allergy?Latex is natural rubber, a product made primarily from the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. Some people develop allergic reactions after repeated contact with latex, especially latex gloves. Allergy to latex is an increasing health problem. What are the symptoms?Latex reactions can vary from minor to life - threatening, or they may progress from a less serious reaction to a .

  10. Allergic Reaction - Prevention

    To prevent problems with severe allergic reactions: If you or your child have had a severe allergic reaction, talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an allergy kit. Learn when and how to use it, and have it near you at all times.

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