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Stinging Insect Allergies: Ants

See also: Bees/Wasps | Mosquitos Ants may be most notorious for raiding picnics, but when it comes to the remarkably industrious insects, people with allergies have more than their sandwiches and salads to worry about. Some ants carry a fiery sting; others can take a serious bite out of your home; and ant baits can […]

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FDA Warns of Anaphylaxis from OTC Acne Products

Using certain over-the-counter acne products may cause severe, even life-threatening allergic reactions,

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Stinging Insect Allergies: Mosquitos

See also: Bees/Wasps | Ants In summer, people are itching to get outside; but it doesn’t take long before they find themselves coming back in with a different kind of itch: mosquito bites. But both the annoying bites and the products we use to prevent them can spell trouble for people with allergies or sensitivity […]

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Stinging Insect Allergies: Bees and Wasps

See also: Ants | Mosquitos For most people, bee and wasp stings are a pain – literally – but for people with venom allergies, getting stung can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences. But from wearing the right colors to clearing out clutter, there are simple avoidance steps you can take to prevent the flying […]

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Hives

In trials, Xolair has proved a life-changing treatment for adults with chronic hives.

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Perfume Allergy and the Battle over Scent Labeling

Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win? Once, Jennifer Beckinsale loved to dab Chanel on herself before going out for the […]

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Fragrance Sensitivity: Hard to Breathe, Tough to Touch

The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]

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Ask the Allergist: Living with Wasp Sting Allergy

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Blocking Nerve Cells Could Halt Eczema’s Itch

Scientists have discovered that blocking certain nerve cells could not only treat eczema, but prevent associated issues from developing later in life.

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Company Nixes Allergy Chemical in Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson announces changes to a sunscreen product after over 150 people reported skin reactions.

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