Day: October 12, 2021

Hives

Hives (urticaria) are red bumps or welts that appear on the body. The condition is called acute urticaria if it lasts for no more than six weeks, and chronic urticaria if it persists beyond six weeks. Acute urticaria is most commonly caused by exposure to an allergen or by an infection. The cause of chronic …

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Eczema

Skin Allergy Bumps, itching, redness and other skin conditions are common, and their cause may not be easily identifiable. A board-certified allergist can help determine if your symptoms are the result of allergies. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects between 10 and 20 percent of children and 1 to 3 percent of adults. A common …

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Anti Anginal

What is angina? Angina is pain, pressure, or tightness that is usually felt in your chest. Chest pain may come on when you are stressed or do physical activities, such as walking or exercising. Angina is caused by decreased blood flow and oxygen to your heart. These are often caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the …

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Anti Allergic

Allergy medications are available as pills, liquids, inhalers, nasal sprays, eyedrops, skin creams and shots (injections). Some are available over-the-counter; others are available by prescription only. Here’s a summary of the types of allergy medications and why they’re used. Antihistamines Antihistamines block histamine, a symptom-causing chemical released by your immune system during an allergic reaction. …

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Anthelmintic

Anthelmintics are medications used to eradicate parasitic worms (helminths) from the human body. Helminth infections are one of the most common infections, affecting a large proportion of the world’s population, mainly in tropical regions. In developing countries, they pose a large threat to public health and leading to malnutrition, anemia, eosinophilia (a higher than normal …

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