In a series of Instagram Story videos, Teigen shared that she had an allergic reaction that caused her lips to swell up dramatically.
Boston physician Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh on Thursday said he had a severe allergic reaction to receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 shot. He told the New York Times that he felt dizzy and his heart began racing shortly after receiving the shot. He was taken to the emergency department and later discharged, and […]
An allergic reaction to the flu shot is incredibly rare, but people with egg allergies may be slightly at risk. Signs of an allergic reaction to the flu shot include difficulty breathing, hives, facial swelling, paleness, and weakness. This article was reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family […]
Skeeter syndrome is a moderate to severe allergic reaction to mosquito bites. Common symptoms of skeeter syndrome are swelling, red lesions, and a low-grade fever. Skeeter syndrome can be treated with topical steroids prescribed by your doctor. This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family […]
Some bug bites can be harmless, but others can have some serious health effects. If you experience a fever, chest pain, or cramps after a bug bite you may want to seek out immediate medical attention. You should seek medical attention if you experience severe reactions, like trouble breathing or […]
A UK-based woman had a severe allergic reaction to an ingredient in hair dye that made her eyes swell closed. She couldn’t see for 24 hours, Daily Mail reported. The hair dye ingredient, paraphenylenediamine or PPD, can make the skin itchy, dry, or cracked, and create rashes and burning sensations […]
The EpiPen is a treatment for severe allergic reactions. People who carry EpiPens rely on them to work in emergency, life-or-death situations. US Food and Drug Administration inspectors raised concerns about how the product was being manufactured over the last few years, including in 2017 around the time of a […]
People with life-threatening allergies rely on the EpiPen in emergencies. Complaints about EpiPens not working or arriving in bad shape began to mount in 2013 and 2014. The manufacturer, Meridian Medical Technologies, didn’t properly look into those complaints, FDA inspectors warned as far back as 2014. Meridian didn’t make significant […]
Novartis’ Sandoz expects to launch an EpiPen rival in the first quarter of 2019. A two-pack will cost $US250, which is less than other EpiPen products. Symjepi was first approved in mid-2017 and has had an unusually long path to market. Drug giant Novartis’ Sandoz division plans to launch an […]
A French student named Estelle suffered a severe reaction to a para-phenylenediamine (PPD)-based hair dye. The 19-year-old woke up to find her head had swelled three inches overnight after dying her hair from blonde to brown. She was treated at the hospital, where doctors said reactions to PPD are fairly […]
Bamba peanut snacks are so popular in Israel that the brand name is oftentimes one of the first words toddlers learn to say. But oddly enough, hardly anyone in Israel is allergic to peanuts. Meanwhile, peanut allergies affect an estimated 1.8 million kids in the US. And the UK, Canada, […]
Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? About 5,000 Americans. And not from dietary preference, but because a single bite could cause hives, shortness of breath, or even death. It’s not something they were born with, it’s something their body was taught to reject, by an uninvited little wilderness hitchhiker. The […]
The most common kind of flu shot is grown in eggs. For years, clinicians were coached to ask if patients were allergic to eggs before administering a shot. But a wealth of studies confirm that the egg-based flu vaccine is safe even for those allergic to eggs. For years, immunologists […]
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