Insect bites and sting are generally easy to treat at home. Still, the effects to individuals who have severe allergic reactions to such bites and stings can be serious and require emergency professional help. Common symptoms of insect bites and stings: • immediate pain, swelling, redness at the area and swelling • immediate muscle rigidity [...]
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While we often hear about the severe effects of spider bites, most of them are nothing to worry about and require little treatment. With a little time, they’ll heal naturally. Many spider bites are actually mistaken for bites from mosquitoes and other insects. A spider bite can normally be identified by two injection sites instead [...]
What is asthma? One in 10 children and one in three adults suffer from chronic asthma. An acute asthma attack is caused by inflammation in the airways of the lungs, causing contraction and narrowing of the airways (bronchioles), restricting airflow and making breathing very difficult. Chronic asthma is a lung condition characterized by frequent asthma [...]
Do you have kidney stones? You will never know until you are examined by a doctor because the symptoms associated with this problem are very similar to UTI or urinary tract infection. So, you have to set an appointment with the doctor. While there, he or she will review your medical history and conduct a [...]
When the eye becomes inflamed it is usually a response to trauma, an infection (bacterial or viral), surgery, allergic reaction or irritants found in our environment. Most of the time, eye inflammation is no cause for concern but it is still important to make sure that you keep the duration and severity of the inflammation [...]
What causes airborne allergies, hayfever and allergic rhinitis? With every breath we take, we breathe in millions of microscopic particles such as dust, pollen, plant spores, viruses, bacteria and even pollutants in the form of chemicals in the air. Many of these particles are filtered and removed by the nose and respiratory system, while others [...]
Depression isnt restricted to any particular age group, race or gender. Even among small children the problem can be persistent and will interfere with normal or regular behavior and activities. Children who suffer from depression have been treated with counseling, medication and behavior modification. As in an adult, the depression is a major episode when [...]
Many individuals suffer from migraines without really understanding the inner workings of one. It is usually true that when you thoroughly understand something you are better able to deal with it. Seeing how dealing with a migraine can be difficult at best, knowing in advance what you might expect can be comforting. There are many [...]
Altace is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. But what are the Altace blood pressure effects? First, blood pressure is a numerical reading of the amount of pressure required to pump your blood through your arteries. The top number (systolic) represents how much pressure your arterial walls are exerting over the blood traveling [...]
Allegra is an antihistamine that is popular for use with seasonal allergies. The antihistamine works against the naturally occurring histamine response in your body when you are exposed something your body perceives as an allergen. Allegra appears to have a good response toward preventing sneezing, runny nose, itching and watery eyes that are the hallmarks [...]
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