Take the Ouch Out of Bee Stings

SUNDAY, April 29, 2018 — With summer comes the stings of bees and wasps, but one expert has advice on how to keep the pain to a minimum. “The first thing to do is to get the stinger out quickly,” said Dr. Carrie Kovarik. She’s an associate professor of dermatology, dermatopathology and infectious diseases at […]

First Aid Article Series

When Should an Adrenaline Auto-Injector be Used? What is an Adrenaline Auto Injector? How to Perform CPR When Should an Adrenaline Auto-Injector be Used? An adrenaline auto-injector is an emergency treatment for anaphylaxis; serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction to insect stings, medicines, or food, among others. What is an Adrenaline Auto Injector? Anaphylaxis is […]

Can essential oils reduce varicose veins?

Causes of varicose veins Five best essential oils for varicose veins 1. Lavender essential oil 2. Horse chestnut essential oil 3. Sea pine essential oil 4. Grape vine essential oil 5. Yarrow essential oil Other treatments Preventing varicose veins Risks of essential oils Outlook Varicose veins or spider veins can arise from aging, pregnancy, or […]

Can allergies cause a fever?

Can allergies cause fever? Symptoms of an allergy Symptoms of a cold or flu How to know if it is a cold or an allergy? Can a cold or flu cause allergies? Allergy treatments Conclusions People may call some allergies ‘hay fever,’ but do allergies cause cold and flu symptoms? Allergies can cause symptoms that […]

How do you treat an allergic reaction?

What is an allergic reaction? Treating allergic reactions Antihistamines Nasal decongestants Anti-inflammatory medication Avoid the allergen Use a saline sinus rinse Treating environmental allergies Treating allergies on the skin Treating severe allergies Natural remedies for allergic reactions Identifying and treating anaphylaxis Allergy symptoms Outlook Allergies are a common cause of illness and can occur at […]

New award will help research into immune system differences that trigger food allergies

Adora A. Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an attending physician in Children’s department of Allergy and Immunology, was awarded $240,000 to improve understanding of how children’s immune systems tolerate or react to certain food allergens–sometimes triggering a cascade of side effects that can be fatal. The three-year American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Foundation award […]