Allergic Reactions

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Epinephrine Auto-Injector With You At All Times

Severe allergic reactions to food items, insect stings, and other allergens occur unexpectedly. If a reaction becomes life-threatening, then it is called anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock. This often begins with a feeling of faintness, flushing, and throat tightening. If you do not seek treatment immediately, then the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifies…

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My Skin is Red and Itchy, What Should I Do?

More than 20 percent of people in the US have experienced hives. Sometimes an allergic response is an underlying cause. If you have experienced this, then visit Arkansas Allergy and Asthma. Hive-producing allergens Although food items are not the only cause of hives, the following food allergens trigger eruptions of hives: peanuts, eggs, nuts, and…

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Spring Cleaning: How To Make Sure Your House Is Mold and Dust Free

The thought of spring cleaning incites mixed responses from those with asthma or allergies. Intensive cleaning is important for eliminating allergens in the air and reducing the potential for asthma or allergy flare-ups in your home. However, cleaning kicks up dust that can irritate your allergies. Follow these helpful spring cleaning tips to keep your…

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5 Common Myths About Seasonal Allergies

If you experience sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes during the spring or fall, then you may have allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as seasonal allergies or “hay fever.” Many misconceptions surround seasonal allergies, so read these five common myths to better understand this common condition.

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The Differences Between Allergic Rhinitis and a Sinus Infection

Dust, pollen, and pet dander can all trigger an allergic reaction causing congestion and swollen nasal passages. It might feel like a sinus infection, but it could be allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis differs from a sinus infection in that only the nasal passages are involved in rhinitis.  Visit one of our Arkansas Allergy and Asthma…

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