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Treatment Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) require treatment with a medicine called epinephrine, which can be life saving when immediately given. The best way to reduce symptoms is to try and avoid what causes your allergies in the first place. This is especially important for food and drug allergies. There are several types of medications available to prevent and treat allergies. Which medicine your doctor recommends depends on the type and severity of your symptoms, your age, and overall health. Specific illnesses that are caused by allergies (such as asthma, hay fever, and eczema) may require other treatments. Medications that can be used to treat allergies include: ANTIHISTAMINES Antihistamines are available over-the-counter and by prescription. They are available in many forms, including: Capsules and pills Eye drops Injection Liquid Nasal spray CORTICOSTEROIDS Anti-inflammatory medications (corticosteroids) are available in many forms, including: Creams and ointment for the skin Eye drop...
My 15 year old daughter has been complaining of a stomach ache off and on for a few months. She has even ended up in the nurse’s office at school a few times. How do I know if she really has a stomach ache or if she is just trying to avoid going to school?
There are many reasons for stomach pain and stomach aches so it might take some investigation to get to the root cause of the problem. First, you and your daughter may need to discuss her diet and lifestyle.
· Eating on the run?
· Skipping meals?
· Eating fast food?
· Drinking soda, sports drinks, coffee, energy drinks? Mega sized drinks?
· Does she eat meals with the family?
· Eating a balance of car...
Doing anything is difficult if your hands hurt, especially the thumbs . Unfortunately, when arthritis strikes the hands, it can affect multiple joints on both sides. As a result of aching hands, many people have to give up their favorite hobbies or even a career. Before you throw in the hand towel, consider some treatment methods for those painful, worn-out hands.
A counter-intuitive method for relieving hand pain is to use heat and keep the hands warm. One way to keep the hands warm is by using hand arthritis gloves . You would be amazed at how helpful this simple, cheap item can be for painful hands. Going another step further, some people purchase home paraffin wax units . Dipping arthritic hands in warm wax really helps to improve range-of-motion and relieve stiffness. If a paraffin wax unit is too expensive, try soaking your hands in warm water two or three times per day for 10-15 minutes. Warmth keeps the hands going.
Because inflammation keeps the hands swollen and p...
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