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Staying Safe From COVID & Allergies This Thanksgiving

The holidays are supposed to be a celebratory time with family. However, this year will look different for many families. While food allergies are usually the main concern around the holidays, Thanksgiving is also impacted by the pandemic this year. Larger families must take extra precautions to stay safe from

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Tips For Managing Eczema Flares in Winter

Did you know that many people experience skin reactions in cold weather? This condition, known as cold urticaria, appears within minutes of cold exposure. Symptoms may be mild or severe depending on the person. This also applies to people with eczema, a skin condition that causes red, inflamed skin. When

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Drop These Habits To Manage Allergy Symptoms

Allergens are all around us. They are outdoors and even inside your home. You may think you are great at avoiding allergens outdoors, but you likely have some habits that trigger allergy symptoms at home. These symptoms may include sneezing, itching, coughing, and others. It’s important to drop certain habits

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Pet Allergies Rise As Temperatures Drop

As temperatures begin to drop in New York, expect pet allergies to rise. More pets are being kept indoors to avoid harsh weather conditions. So, you may experience coughing and sneezing while indoors. Pet allergies also cause itchy eyes and asthma symptoms leaving you miserable even inside your own home.

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Antihistamines or Decongestants: Which Allergy Relief Do You Need?

What Are Antihistamines? Antihistamines are medicines used to relieve allergy symptoms, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis, and reactions to insect bites or stings. Antihistamines target histamine, which your body makes during an allergic reaction. They come in the form of pills, nasal sprays, body sprays, and eye drops used

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Hives or Psoriasis? How to Tell the Difference

Hives and psoriasis are skin conditions that are often confused with one another. Both result in itchy patches of red skin and can spread to multiple locations on the body or can be confined to one area of inflammation. However, they have different causes and unique symptoms that can help

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What You Need to Know About the FDA Peanut Allergy Treatment

About 1.2 million children and teens in the U.S. have a peanut allergy. Until now, there hasn’t been an effective treatment to help manage this allergy other than avoidance. Earlier this year, the FDA approved an oral immunotherapy treatment to help reduce the severity of allergic reactions to peanuts, including

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It’s More Important Than Ever to Get Your Flu Shot This Year

In many parts of the U.S., flu season begins in October and peaks in December. As the flu season approaches, health experts warn that the addition of another respiratory illness on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could overburden the health care system. According to the Centers for Disease Control

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Are Food Allergies Underdiagnosed in Low-Income Families?

Are you aware of your food allergies? A recent study found that the prevalence of food allergy among children enrolled in Medicaid was 0.6% lower compared to previous national estimates using parent surveys (7.6%) and reports of physician confirmation of food allergy (4.7%). This means that families in the Medicaid

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How to Get Through Mosquito Season

Did you know that there are about 70 different species of mosquitoes found in New York? These mosquitoes can cause severe symptoms in individuals allergic to mosquito bites. These symptoms include: A large area of itching Lesions Bruises near the site of the bite Inflammation of the lymph system Hives

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Is Nocturnal Asthma Disturbing Your Sleep?

Nocturnal asthma can make sleeping seem restless. With symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, nocturnal asthma is a lung condition that needs proper treatment and management. Asthma symptoms at night may be more severe than during the daytime. According to this asthma study, nocturnal asthma is linked

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