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Is Everyone Allergic to Pollen?

Many plants – trees, grass, weeds and flowers – produce a fine powder known as pollen that is used to fertilize additional plants of the same kind. Many people have become allergic to pollen turning it into one of the most common types of allergies in the US. Those who …

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Can Allergies Cause Nausea?

Allergies are common all around the world. They result from an overreaction of the immune system to certain external stimuli such as pollen and mold. Common symptoms of allergies include running nose, blocked nose, coughing and sneezing. But what about nausea? Is it one of the symptoms of allergies too? Can …

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Oatmeal Bath for Hives

A rash is usually a sign of an allergy and can be traced back to something that has aggravated the skin or a specific item that was taken internally. Many times this rash is a sign of hives, also known as nettle rash or urticaria. If the rash is due …

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Can Allergies Cause a Fever?

Regardless of the season, you can have allergic reactions to various things. Allergic reaction occurs when the immune system reacts negatively towards a foreign substance that does not cause a reaction in other people, such as a bee sting, pet fur and pollen grains. During such a reaction, the immune …

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Allergies and Body Aches

When an allergen hits your body it goes into action. It sees the foreign invader and launches a battle against it. Allergen goes in, white blood cells rush to get rid of it. Allergies and body aches can go hand in hand if you are severely allergic to things in …

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Mood Swings During Periods

Most women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) during their reproductive years. It is experienced before the monthly flow, and for many women it is characterized by mood swings. Mood swings during periods are thought to be caused by the fluctuations of hormones in the body. This article will focus on the …

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Best and Worst Cities for Allergies in 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, especially during the spring. Grasses, weeds and trees deposit pollen everywhere, which can lead to sneezing itchy eyes, and many other uncontrollable and sometimes severe symptoms. In addition to allergies, nearly 25 million people have asthma and spring puts them at higher risk of …

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Does Pollen Make You Tired?

Those who suffer from allergies are used to a wide range of bothersome symptoms. But in addition to everything else, does pollen make you tired, too? Some have noticed that when their allergies kick in, so does the desperate need to get some extra sleep. Here’s what you need to …

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Soft Markers for Down Syndrome

Soft markers are signs that a fetus may have a chance of having Down syndrome. They can also show a higher risk for other abnormal chromosomes. The risk factors include older age of mothers (over 35), appearance of soft markers for Down syndrome on ultrasound, and blood tests that show …

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Bell’s Palsy vs. Stroke

The nerve effects of Bell’s palsy are peripheral, while in a stroke, the nerve effect is central. As you can see in the figure, motor innervation in the forehead comes from both cerebral cortex hemispheres. A stroke with symptoms of facial paralysis would show drooping only in the lower part …

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