Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home

Top of the page Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home Topic Overview Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet dander, radon, mold, cleaning...

Bedbugs

Top of the page Bedbugs Topic Overview What are bedbugs? Bedbugs are flat, wingless insects about 0.25 in. (0.6 cm) long. They range in color from almost white to brown. They turn rusty red after feeding. Like mosquitoes, bedbugs feed on blood from animals or people....

Omalizumab for Asthma

Top of the page Omalizumab for Asthma Topic Overview Omalizumab (Xolair) is a medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in people age 12 and older who have moderate or severe persistent asthma. This medicine costs a lot more than any of...

Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies

Top of the page Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies Topic Overview Seasonal allergies occur at the same time of the year every year, if you continue to live in the same part of the country. Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) is the most common seasonal...

Allergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine Shot

Allergies: Giving Yourself an Epinephrine Shot Introduction Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. If you have had a severe allergic reaction in the past, you know how frightening it can be. Symptoms of breathing problems, itching, and swelling can come on quickly...
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