Allergies

Bridging the Gap: Living With Chronic Hives

Marisa Zeppieri shares how she's tracked her triggers and adapted her life to thrive while living with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

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Penicillin Allergy Testing May Reduce ‘Superbug’ Risk, Study Says

People who are allergic to penicillin are often prescribed much stronger antibiotics, increasing antibiotic resistance and their risk for serious drug-resistant infections, but fewer than 1 percent of people believed to be allergic to penicillin are tested.

By Diane Domina

Red Meat Allergy Linked to Heart Disease

Research suggests that such red meat allergies, sometimes caused by a tick bite, increase plaque buildup in arteries and can increase the risk for heart disease.

By Diane Domina

A New, Safer Test for Peanut Allergies?

Researchers at King’s College London in England have developed a new blood test to diagnose peanut allergies that may be safer, more accurate, and less expensive than existing tests.

By Diane Domina

2018 Spring Allergy Capitals Crowned

Here are the best and worst places to live with spring allergies based on pollen counts, medication needs, and number of allergy specialists.

By Stephanie Stephens

Thyroid Patients: Should You Take Tirosint or Tirosint-SOL?

If you are hypothyroid, it’s important to be aware of this specialized form of levothyroxine as a treatment option.

By Mary Shomon