Allergies

Antihistamine Side Effects, Actions, Allergies, Motion, Sleeping

What are antihistamines? Antihistamines are those drugs that block the H1 histamine receptors and not the other histamine receptors like H2, H3 and H4. It is also known as a H1-receptor blocker. These drugs act by block the histamine-induced responses in allergic reactions. It is the most widely used allergy medicine for >> Read More ...

Allergy, Types of Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

What is an allergy? An allergy or hypersensitivity is one of the most common ailments that arises due to abnormal functioning of the immune system. It is a result of exposure to a specific antigen (allergen) by a sensitized person who has already developed antibodies against the allergen in question. The interaction of the >> Read More ...

Angioedema Causes and Types

Types of Angioedema Angioedema can be characterized as : This is an immune reaction to an allergen. Symptoms may appear within the first 2 hours after exposure to the allergen and usually settle within 3 days. Urticaria is usually present but not always. Acquired Angioedema This type of angioedema is associated with >> Read More ...

Penicillin, Shortness of Breath and Anxiety

CarolAN Asked : I am not a person who gets sick often and as far as possible I try to stay away from drugs and let my body heal naturally. Recently I used penicillin and I noticed a bit of shortness of breath. I also became more anxious but I am not sure if this was anxiety due to the shortness of breath or worry about the >> Read More ...
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