You’re mowing the lawn and unexpectedly hit a bee nest. Then you feel a sudden, intense and sharp pain on your arm or leg — a bee sting! What should you do?
If you’re trying to avoid mosquito bites, there are four simple ways to do it: Cover up, use insect repellent, stay indoors and eliminate places where the bug can breed.
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Antihistamines and allergy medication offer a quick fix for the sneezing, runny nose, itchiness, teary eyes and difficulty breathing brought on by allergies. But a longer-lasting, proven treatment often goes ignored: allergy shots. “When it’s impossible to avoid allergy triggers or allergy medicine isn’t working, it may be time to consider allergy shots,” says Cleveland … Read More
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Summer is the season of pool parties, fireworks, s’mores, and less delightfully, stinging insects that can cause a life-threatening reaction in 4 percent of the population. If you’re one of the estimated 2 million people in the United States who suffer from severe insect allergies, just setting foot outdoors during the warmer months can be … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have severe allergies? Do you have a question about allergies that you would like to ask a doctor? Join us as Frank Eidelman, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s Chairman of the Department of Allergy and Immunology answers your questions about severe allergies, including diagnosis, treatment and management of the chronic illness. … Read More