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  1. How to Treat Minor Cuts and Scrapes

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

  2. The Food Diary and Food Allergy Triggers

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Allergic Reaction - Check Your Symptoms


  5. 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 .

  6. 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.

  7. Topic Overview

    What is postnasal drip? Your nose and throat make mucus all the time. This mucus keeps your nose and throat moist,and it clears away bacteria and other things that can cause infections and allergies. Most of the time,this mucus is swallowed and you don't even notice it. But when you have a cold,congestion,or allergies,the amount of mucus can increase,build up,and thicken. The feeling ...

  8. Allergies Guide - Home Treatment

    Follow these tips to help relieve symptoms of an allergic reaction.

  9. Topic Overview

    Oral antihistamines are available without a prescription. Common types such as diphenhydramine (for example,Benadryl),chlorpheniramine (for example,Chlor-Trimeton),and loratadine (for example,Claritin) are used to treat allergy symptoms and itching. Look for generic or store brands,which often cost less than name brands. For example,diphenhydramine is the generic name for the brand name ...

  10. Allergic Reaction - Home Treatment

    Tips to help relieve symptoms of an allergic reaction such as hives.

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