Bug bites and stings usually are just nuisances. They bring momentary alarm, temporary discomfort and pain, but no serious or lasting health problems. But on occasion, they can cause infections that require treatment and allergic reactions that can be serious, even fatal. Continue reading
Bee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, or fire ant stings are the insect stings that most often trigger allergies. However, most people are not allergic to insect stings and may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction. By knowing the difference, you can prevent unnecessary worry and visits to the doctor. Continue reading
Coronary angiography is the process of creating an angiogram of your heart using dye, a thin, flexible, hollow tube called a catheter and a rapid succession of x-rays resulting in a motion picture.
Patients are awake during the procedure so that you can follow instructions. Throughout the procedure you may be asked to take deep breaths, hold your breath, cough or place your arms in various positions. Your table may be tilted at times. Continue reading
A thick and rich peanut butter please! Double Dutch flavored ice cream! More Ferrero please! We just love to eat but what about health and safety? A person who has legume or peanut allergy has to be cautious about what he eats in order to avoid food allergic reactions. Continue reading
An allergy is a medical condition wherein allergens irritate your system resulting to a myriad of reactions that make your body crazy. It is when your immune system becomes hypersensitive. Common allergy signs and symptoms are nasal swelling, redness, sneezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing, itching, asthma, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. A person is most likely to be subjected to an allergic reaction when the person is exposed to the allergens in the working and living environment.