• Thursday, November 30, 2023
    We're about to nose-dive into "flu season," which actually includes the spread of respiratory viruses like influenza, COVID-19 and RSV (also known as respiratory syncytial virus).Though it's too early to make a call on how severe the flu will be this year (most flu activity typically peaks[1] between December and February, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), we can expect both COVID-19 and flu cases to go up around the holidays, when more people are gathering indoors.In some good news, RSV will likely be "getting back to its normal levels this season versus last, so it ...
  • Saturday, November 04, 2023
    Medically reviewed by Daniel More, MDAllergies are abundant everywhere, and you may experience them yourself or know someone who has severe reactions. You might think that a fever is just another dreadful symptom of your seasonal or year-round allergies. Fortunately, you can rest assured that you don't need to fear a fever when your allergies act up, as allergies do not cause a fever. However, having a fever while also experiencing allergy symptoms may indicate something else that could be wrong with you.Allergies[1] are a common condition that occurs when your body has an overactive immune response to an otherwise ...
  • Monday, October 16, 2023
    Seasonal allergies are common in the fall; here are the symptoms ...  PhillyVoice.com
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023
    The Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy (Peanut SLIT) is safe in peanut-allergic toddlers, with a greater likelihood of desensitisation and remission the earlier the treatment began Image for representational purposes only. Photo Courtesy: iStock Listen to this article Protein therapy a safe approach to treat toddlers with peanut allergy: Study x A tiny bit of protein therapy under the tongue could be a safe and effective approach in treating peanut-allergic children ranging from 1 to 4 years of age, a new study has shown.According to the study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy (Peanut SLIT) ...
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    Certain conditions can lead to a sensation of pressure behind one or both eyes. These conditions include sinusitis, tension headache, and optic neuritis.Depending on the cause, you may also experience pain, nasal discharge, or vision changes in addition to a feeling of pressure. Treatments can vary based on the cause but may include medications or surgery.Read on to learn more about possible causes of pressure behind the eye. Melanie Acevedo/Getty ImagesAccording to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology[1], people with sinusitis may experience pressure in the face, particularly in the cheeks and forehead area. Sinusitis occurs when the ...
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
    A deviated septum is when the cartilaginous or bony structure that divides the nose[1] in half (the septum) is off-center (deviated). Research supports that for most people, the nasal septum is off-center to some extent and doesn't divide the nose equally. This can affect breathing through one or both nostrils or cause sinus infections.This article describes what a deviated septum feels like, the symptoms it causes, and how healthcare providers diagnose and treat it.RealPeopleGroup / Getty Images What Causes a Deviated Septum? Sometimes, a deviated septum occurs naturally throughout the growth and development process. However, the nasal septum is made ...
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
    A sore throat and ears may be a symptom of an infection, allergy, or other medical condition. While some cases may resolve on their own, others might require medical attention.Ear pain alongside a sore throat could indicate the possibility of conditions such as tonsillitis or mononucleosis, which people also call mono.This article examines some of the common symptoms, causes, and treatment options for sore throat and ears. It also discusses when to speak with a doctor for sore throat and ears.Share on Pinterest[1]Design by MNT; Photography by Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images & Prostock-Studio/Getty ImagesThe symptoms of sore throat and ears ...
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
    Here are the telltale signs of eachMarko Geber / Getty ImagesMedically reviewed by Corinne Savides Happel, MDColds[1] and allergies[2] share some of the same symptoms, such as congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. However, the two are not caused by the same thing.Cold symptoms develop from a viral infection, whereas allergies are the body’s immune system reacting to allergens, such as pollen, ragweed, or pet dander.This article discusses the similarities and differences between colds and allergies, how to tell the two apart, and what you can do for symptom relief.Marko Geber / Getty ImagesCold vs. Allergies: How to Tell the ...
  • Monday, July 17, 2023
    A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is when you have an inflamed or stuffy nose or fluid buildup in your sinuses. The fluid build-up provides an environment where germs associated with viruses or bacteria can grow. There are several causes of sinus infections, with the most common cause being the common cold[1]. You may have a sinus infection from other causes, including a benign growth in the sinuses called nasal polyps[2] or allergies.In this article, you’ll learn more about the common causes of sinus infections so you can narrow down the potential cause of your sinus infection as well as treatments, risk ...
  • Friday, July 07, 2023
    Individuals with wheat allergies react to wheat, triggering symptoms like gastrointestinal distressA food allergy is a medical condition where the immune system reacts abnormally to certain food proteins, considering them harmful instead of harmless. When a person with a food allergy consumes the specific food, their immune system responds by releasing chemicals like histamines to fight off the perceived threat.These chemicals cause various allergic symptoms that range from mild to severe, potentially affecting multiple body systems. The symptoms of a food allergy can vary widely, affecting different individuals in different ways.They can include skin reactions like hives, itching, or swelling; ...
  • Wednesday, July 05, 2023
    Sinusitis is a condition characterised by inflammation or infection of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities located within the face and skull bones. The sinuses are lined with a thin layer of mucus-producing cells that help to moisten the air we breathe and filter out impurities. When the sinuses become inflamed or infected, they can cause various symptoms. The most common cause of sinusitis is a viral infection, such as the common cold, which can lead to the inflammation of the sinus lining. Other factors contributing to sinusitis include bacterial infections, fungal infections, allergies, nasal polyps, a deviated septum, or ...
  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
    The mucus produced by the sinuses usually drains into the nose through small channels. When the mucous membrane of the sinuses becomes inflamed (and therefore swells) it blocks the channels causing sinusitis In most cases the inflammation is caused by a viral infection (as happens with a common cold) and passes within 2-3 weeks, without the need for treatment or resorting to simple self-medication. Incidence and typology Sinusitis can be acute: lasting less than 6-8 weeks or occurring less than 4 times a year with a duration of at least 10 days and resolves with adequate medical treatment.Chronic sinusitis: lasting ...
  • Friday, June 09, 2023
    New skin patch tested for peanut immunotherapy in toddlers | Image Credit: © Tanawut - © Tanawut - stock.adobe.com.Roughly 1 in 13 children in the United States are believed to have food allergies,1 and peanut allergies are one of the most common. Nearly 3% of US children are believed to have peanut allergies, and while many outgrow this allergy by adulthood, rates of peanut allergy diagnosis among school-aged children have increased by about 20% since 2010.2Oral immunotherapy has increased in popularity among clinicians in recent years, as trials have shown an efficacy rate of around 21%. Oral immunotherapy is usually ...

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