Top Items for Your Allergy Relief Kit

Eyedrops When allergies leave you red-eyed and itchy, eyedrops can help. They ease inflammation so your eyes don’t itch, tear up, or swell. Use antihistamine drops with ketotifen in them before you go outside to prevent symptoms. Try artificial tears to flush out allergens. Or look into over-the-counter decongestant eyedrops to help curb the redness. Ask[…]

Know Your Allergy Triggers

Many things can trigger allergies. The most common are pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain food and medications. You may think you know what the problem is — your friend’s cat, certain plants, those dust “bunnies” under your bed. That’s a start, and by all means, avoid something that bothers you. But[…]

Allergies and Eczema: What’s the Link?

Did you have eczema as a kid and now get hay fever as an adult? Does your child have red, itchy rashes while you or your partner has seasonal allergies or asthma? If so, it’s no coincidence. The eczema rash on your child’s skin can sometimes be linked with allergies, hay fever, and asthma.   Studies show that if one or both parents have eczema, asthma,[…]

Seasonal Allergies | Nip Them in the Bud

Relieve seasonal allergies with these tried-and-true techniques.   Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis — can make you[…]

Warning Signs of an Anaphylactic Reaction

Left untreated, anaphylaxis can be deadly. The first signs may look like typical allergy symptoms. But within 30 minutes, more serious signs appear.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that needs to be treated right away. If you have an anaphylactic reaction, you need an epinephrine (adrenaline) shot as soon as possible, and someone should call[…]