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Fifty Shades of Spring Allergy: A quick fact check!

Fifty Shades of Spring Allergy: A quick fact check!

Fact Check #1: Every year is possibly and really “the worst one yet” for allergies.Of course, there is marketing involved in saying above, but if you are one of those who believe in climate change, then this is true. Global warming seems to be making allergies worse. This is attributing to longer seasons and longer pollen production by allergenic plants.Fact Check #2: Knowing (and not assuming) what you’re allergic to, helps in better control of symptoms.Two-thirds of people ha...
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When Should You Use Epinephrine?

Epinephrine should be administered at onset of anaphylaxis (life threatening allergic reactions). But when the time comes, parents or guardians may wonder if the situation actually warrants an injection. After all, it seems like a dramatic thing to do. For example, maybe symptoms don’t seem especially severe, or maybe there are no symptoms at all, you just know that the person or child consumed a certain allergen, or was stung by a bee.As a general rule, when in doubt, use the epipen.Commo...
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