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Health Care Information Regarding Allergies and Asthma

Most Americans have insurance for asthma treatment and medical supplies. But many insurance plans have payment limits and other rules. Even if your insurance covers a treatment, getting the insurer to pay can sometimes be difficult. This article will help you get the...

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How to use an epipen

1. Remove auto injector from protective case. 2. Firmly grasp the auto injector in your fist with thumbs in. 3. Remove the blue safety cap. 4. Place the orange tip of the auto injector against the outer aspect of the thigh. The injector can be used directly through...

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HOUSE DUST AND DUST MITE AVOIDANCE

What is a house dust allergy? House dust allergy is sensitivity to a mixture of substances including waste particles from dust mites. Other component substances can include mold spores, insect debris including cockroaches, bacterial toxins and animal dander. What are...

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Food Families

FOOD FAMILIES This list indicates botanical relationships of several foods. Allergic cross reaction within families can occur but is unpredictable, with some groups more likely cross reactive than others. Allergy skin or blood tests help guide what needs to be...

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FOOD ALLERGY

What is a food allergy? Food allergy is an immune reaction between small proteins in foods, interacting with sensitized cells in the gastrointestinal tract. These very specific reactions may result in mouth or throat swelling, nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhea,...

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