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tag: allergic reactions

What is a Fake Allergy?

Just because you're experiencing a rash or shortness of breath, it doesn't mean you're having an allergic reaction. Chances are it's a fake allergy. Watch this to find out what they are and how to spo…

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Testing For Allergies

Finding out what you're allergic to is easier than ever, especially now that there are so many choices. Watch this to see which option might be best for you.…

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Beware Poisonous Plants: Ivy and Oak

Not everyone breaks into an itchy rash after walking through poison ivy or poison oak. But if you do react to these plants, it means you're allergic to them. And that's the case for almost 85 percent …

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Allergic Eyes

27 million Americans—that's about 10 percent of the population—have eye allergies. Find out what causes them and how they're treated.…

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Anaphylactic Reactions

Anaphylactic reactions are responsible for approximately 1,500 deaths in the U.S. each year, and 88 percent of those involve sudden cardiovascular collapse. Find out why the reaction is so deadly.…

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How to Use the Epi-Pen

If you or someone you love has a severe allergy to insect bites, certain foods or other allergens, the Epi-pen can be a life-saver. Watch this to see how it works and how to use it.…

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The Dangers of Schoolyards

Recess: the highlight of most kids' school day.  Few things capture the heart of the elementary school years as the riotous sounds of schoolchildren running around the playground - the yelps, the laug…

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