Allergy

White-tail spider bite – symptoms and treatment

Although a white-tail spider bite can be painful and cause temporary skin irritation and inflammation, experts now say it’s very unlikely

Allergic rhinitis – symptoms, causes and treatment

Allergic rhinitis means inflammation of the lining of the nose that follows an allergic reaction — an overreaction of the

Can pets at home protect children from allergies?

Did you have a treasured animal companion as a child? There’s some psychological evidence that having a pet can help

Can eating peanuts cure a peanut allergy?

A new clinical trial using peanut oral immunotherapy was successful in desensitising two-thirds of children and adolescents who were allergic

Can eating eggs help an egg allergy?

Hen egg allergy is one of the commonest forms of food allergy. The majority of significant egg allergy reactions occur

Treatment for peanut allergy can work when started early

Peanut allergy is a condition affecting almost three in every 100 children. Peanut allergy is one of the most severe

Insect bites and stings: self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information Insect bites and stings – General

Are you allergic to antibiotics?

It’s a common question doctors ask before they write out an antibiotic script. A lot of people say yes but

Acupuncture helps with hay fever symptoms

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) symptoms, report

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, sudden, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Anaphylaxis symptoms

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