Can you Get the COVID-19 Vaccine if you Have Allergies?

Remember when we all got sent home from work or school because of COVID-19 last March? You were in good company if you thought it would only last for a few weeks or months, and then we’d all be back to normal. After all, none of us have experienced anything like this...

Child Allergies

One in four children has kid allergies. Common child allergy symptoms include: Asthma Eczema Hives Ear infections Sinus infections Hay fever Kid allergies are often inherited. If both parents have allergies, a child has a 75 percent chance of having allergies, too....

Food Allergy

A food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food protein.  Instead of perceiving food proteins as harmless agents, the body mistakes them for an “invading enemy,” releasing harmful chemicals into the body to try to eradicate them.  Food allergy tends...

Asthma

Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma—a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways.  Asthma has been on the rapid rise since the early 1980s.  Children are much more vulnerable to asthma than adults.  (Asthma affects nearly 10 percent...

Hay Fever

Hay fever is not really a fever at all, but an allergic reaction with symptoms similar to those of the common cold.  Hay fever tends to kick up in the seasons of spring and autumn when the environment is full of pollens from flowering plants, grass, and trees. Common...

Hives

Hives (also known as urticaria) are characterized by pale red bumps on the surface of the skin.  They can be as small as a pencil eraser or join together in clusters of hives to form large wheals or plaques.  Hives are itchy and can also cause a stinging sensation. ...