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Cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy is an allergic reaction when exposed to small particles from cockroaches. Cockroaches have certain proteins or allergen and with direct contact with these pest result to severe allergic reactions. Generally, the allergen causes an immune reaction in the body. Exposure to body parts, saliva and waste products causes an allergic reaction. The reaction […]

How to treat anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which is can be life-threatening. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment. Anaphylaxis causes difficulty breathing and low blood pressure that causes fainting and dizziness along with the development of reddened raised rash. In some allergic reactions, the resulting chemicals are released locally on the tissues in […]

How to control dust mite allergy

Dust mite allergy is sensitivity or reaction to the miniature bugs found in household dust. It causes sneezing and runny nose. Some experience symptoms of asthma such as wheezing and breathing difficulties. Close relatives of dust mites are spiders and ticks. Dust mites eat dead skin cells shed by humans and live in warm and […]

Remedies for contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis happens when the skin comes in direct contact with substances that triggers an allergic reaction. Dermatitis involves inflammation of the skin. Contact dermatitis is characterized as a red and itchy rash. The rash is not contagious or life-threatening but it causes discomfort to the individual. The rash can be triggered by cosmetics, soaps, […]

Hay fever

Hay fever is an allergic reaction. It is the immune system reaction to foreign material in the air. Hay fever is also triggered by outdoor allergens such as mold and pollens. Hay fever affects both men and women and usually seasonal but can last for years if the allergen remains throughout the year. Spring and […]

Bee stings

Bee stings can be deadly if the person is allergic to the venom. If any member of the family is allergic to bee stings and gets stung, remove the stinger and seek medical help immediately. Sting of bees triggers reactions that range from mild pain and discomfort to severe allergic reactions. A person stung by […]

Puffy eyes

The area found around the eyes is filled with soft tissue that functions in protecting and supporting the eyeball within the socket of the skull. The area under the eye can sometimes become enlarged and looks like bags under the eyes and this can be a symptom of some underlying condition and needs to be […]

Poison ivy rash

Poison ivy rash is triggered by an allergic reaction to the oil resin known as urushiol which is present in the stem, leaves, and roots of the poison ivy plant. The resin is considered quite adhesive and can easily stick to the skin, clothes, tools, equipment and furs of animals. Wash the skin immediately if […]