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Generic Name: triamcinolone
Brand and Other Names: Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40, Zilretta
Drug Class: Corticosteroids
What is triamcinolone, and what is it used for?
Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug used to treat inflammatory conditions that affect the skin, joints, and internal organs. Triamcinolone is a corticosteroid analog with chemical structure similar to the naturally occurring corticosteroid produced by the cortical region of the adrenal gland.
Triamcinolone is a potent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating drug used to treat acute systemic inflammations from various conditions including autoimmune disorders.
Triamcinolone inhibits inflammatory signals and synthesis and release of inflammatory substances. Triamcinolone binds to and activates glucocorticoid receptors on cell membranes and produces multiple anti-inflammatory processes:
- Inhibits the activity of phospholipase A2, an enzyme that induces the release of arachidonic acid, a substance that initiates the inflammatory process with the synthesis of inflammatory substances such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes
- Reduces capillary permeability to prevent the leakage of inflammatory cells and proteins (cytokines) into the inflammation site
- Prevents migration and aggregation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), types of white cells such as neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils that release inflammatory substances
- Stabilizes the membranes of leukocyte lysosomes, the organelles inside the leukocytes that contain destructive enzymes
- Prevents migration of fibroblasts, cells that form an extracellular matrix, the supportive structure of all tissue, and prevents scar tissue formation
Triamcinolone is typically administered as injections into joints (intraarticular), skin lesions (intralesional), or into the muscle (intramuscular) for severe systemic inflammations when oral therapy is not feasible. Uses of triamcinolone include:
- Joint disorders: Gouty arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and synovitis of osteoarthritis
- Skin disorders: Discoid lupus erythematosus, alopecia areata, keloids, localized hypertrophic, infiltrated, inflammatory lesions of granuloma annulare, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus (neurodermatitis), psoriatic plaques, and necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
- Severe allergic states: Asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis, serum sickness, and transfusion reactions
- Dermatologic diseases: Bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, exfoliative erythroderma, mycosis fungoides, pemphigus, and severe erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
- Gastrointestinal conditions: Regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis
- Endocrine disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency (not the first choice), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia associated with cancer, and nonsuppurative thyroiditis
- Blood disorders: Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, pure red cell aplasia, and selected cases of secondary thrombocytopenia
- Rheumatic disorders: As adjunctive therapy for short-term to tide over an acute episode in acute gouty arthritis; acute rheumatic carditis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus
- Respiratory diseases: Berylliosis, fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy, idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonias, and symptomatic sarcoidosis
- Kidney diseases: To promote urination and remission of protein in urine (proteinuria) associated with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome or lupus erythematosus
- Nervous system disorders: Acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis, and cerebral edema associated with primary or metastatic brain tumor or craniotomy
- Cancers: Palliative management of leukemias and lymphomas
- Ophthalmic conditions: Sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, and ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids
- Others: Trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement, and tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy
- Triamcinolone injectable suspension should be administered only as intraarticular or intramuscular (IM) injections. Do not use for intravenous (IV), intradermal, subcutaneous (SC), intraocular, epidural, or intrathecal injections. Epidural and intrathecal injections can cause serious neurological side effects including paralysis and stroke.
- Do not administer to patients who are hypersensitive to triamcinolone or any of its components.
- Do not use IM corticosteroid for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
- Do not use triamcinolone for cerebral malaria.
- Do not use in the presence of systemic fungal infection, except as intra-articular injection for localized joint conditions.
- Do not administer to newborns. Triamcinolone formulations contain benzyl alcohol which has been associated with potentially fatal toxicity (gasping syndrome) in newborns.
- Patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids should not take live or live, attenuated vaccines.
- Corticosteroids may increase blood pressure, salt and water retention, and potassium excretion. Monitor for signs or symptoms such as edema, weight gain, and imbalance in serum electrolytes, in congestive heart failure or hypertensive patients.
- Corticosteroids can cause reversible suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and potential for adrenal sufficiency after discontinuation, lasting for months. Institute corticosteroid replacement therapy in situations of stress during that period.
- Corticosteroids can cause new onset or exacerbation of increased intraocular pressure. Monitor patients.
- There have been rare cases of anaphylaxis resulting in death. Exercise caution.
- If the IM injection is not given deep into the muscle, it can cause skin atrophy. Avoid the deltoid region and administer in the gluteal region instead.
- Corticosteroids use can cause bone loss, use with caution in patients with osteoporosis.
- Corticosteroids may cause mood and behavioral disturbances, caution the patient, family and caregivers.
- Prolonged use of corticosteroids may increase the risk of secondary infection, activate latent infections, mask acute infection, prolong or exacerbate viral infections, or limit response to killed or inactivated vaccines.
- Do not use to treat ocular herpes simplex, cerebral malaria, fungal infections, viral hepatitis or active tuberculosis (TB). Monitor patients with latent TB.
- Do not use in the management of head injury, increased mortality has been reported in patients receiving high-dose IV methylprednisolone to manage head injuries.
- Prolonged use of corticosteroids is associated with development of Kaposi sarcoma, consider discontinuing therapy.
- Use with caution in gastrointestinal disease because of perforation risk.
- Use with caution in myasthenia gravis, may exacerbate symptoms.
- Acute myopathy has been reported with high-dose corticosteroids given concomitantly with neuromuscular blocking agents or in patients with neuromuscular transmission disorders. It may involve ocular and/or respiratory muscles, monitor creatinine kinase.
- Use with caution in kidney function impairment, may cause fluid retention.
- Use with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder, seizures have been reported with adrenal crisis.
- Changes in thyroid status may necessitate dosage adjustments.
- Septic arthritis may occur as a complication to intra-articular or soft tissues manifestation; institute appropriate antibacterial therapy as necessary.
- Corticosteroid use is associated with psychiatric disturbances and exacerbation of pre-existing psychiatric conditions.
What are the side effects of triamcinolone?
Common side effects of triamcinolone include:
- Joint swelling
- Bruises (contusions)
- Sinus inflammation (sinusitis)
- Irregular heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia)
- Slow or rapid heart rate (bradycardia or tachycardia)
- Heart enlargement (cardiomegaly)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cardiac failure
- Heart muscle rupture following recent heart attack
- Thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in premature infants
- Cerebrovascular accident
- Circulatory shock
- Blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis)
- Blood clot block in blood vessels (thromboembolism)
- Vein inflammation with blood clots (thrombophlebitis)
- Fat embolism
- Fainting (syncope)
- Swelling (edema)
- Fluid retention
- Sodium retention
- Potassium loss
- High alkalinity of body fluids with low potassium (hypokalemic alkalosis)
- Negative nitrogen balance due to protein breakdown
- Decreased carbohydrate and glucose tolerance
- Manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus
- Excess sugar in urine (glycosuria)
- Increased requirements for insulin or medications for diabetes
- Increased susceptibility to infection
- Abdominal distention
- Change in bowel habits
- Peptic ulcer
- Ulcerative esophagitis
- Gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage
- GI perforation
- Increased appetite
- Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Liver enlargement (hepatomegaly)
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Bladder dysfunction
- Aseptic tissue death (necrosis) of femoral and humeral heads
- Calcium deposits in the skin tissue (calcinosis) after intraarticular or intralesional use
- Loss of muscle mass
- Muscle weakness
- Steroid muscle disease (myopathy)
- Tendon rupture
- Post injection flare (following intra-articular use)
- Joint disease (arthropathy)
- Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- Fracture of long bones
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Development of cushingoid state with symptoms such as:
- Moon face
- Abnormal fat deposits
- Weight gain around the midsection and upper back
- Menstrual irregularities
- Postmenopausal vaginal hemorrhage
- Decrease in sperm quantity and motility
- Male pattern hair growth in women (hirsutism)
- Secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness (particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery, or illness)
- Suppression of growth in pediatric patients
- Skin reactions such as:
- Hives (urticaria)
- Dry scaly skin
- Thin fragile skin
- Redness (erythema)
- Allergic dermatitis
- Skin tissue loss (cutaneous and subcutaneous atrophy)
- Discoloration and round spots (ecchymoses and petechiae)
- Purple spots (purpura)
- Stretch marks (striae)
- Lupus erythematosus-like lesions
- Changes in pigmentation (hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation)
- Impaired wound healing
- Increased sweating
Suppressed reactions to skin tests
- Thinning scalp hair
- Hypersensitivity reactions including:
- Feeling unwell (malaise)
- Increased intracranial pressure (pseudotumor cerebri)
- Nerve inflammation (neuritis)
- Nerve disease (neuropathy)
- Numbness and tingling (paresthesia)
- Emotional instability
- Mood swings
- Personality changes
- Psychiatric disorders
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms or serious side effects while using this drug:
- Serious heart symptoms include fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness;
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady;
- Severe nervous system reaction with very stiff muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, and feeling like you might pass out; or
- Serious eye symptoms include blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights.
This is not a complete list of all side effects or adverse reactions that may occur from the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may also report side effects or health problems to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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What are the dosages of triamcinolone?
- 10 mg/mL (Kenalog-10; intralesional or intra-articular administration)
- 40 mg/mL (Kenalog-40; IM or intra-articular administration)
- 80 mg/mL (Kenalog-40; IM or intra-articular administration)
Injectable, Powder for Reconstitution
- 32 mg/single-dose vial (Zilretta)
- When reconstituted, forms an extended-release suspension
Rheumatic or Arthritic Disorders
- Treatment of rheumatic or arthritic disorders
- Kenalog-40: 60 mg intramuscular (IM) every 6 weeks; may be supplemented by additional 20-100 mg IM as needed
- Intra-articular/intrasynovial/soft-tissue injection (Kenalog-40): Large joints, 15-40 mg; small joints/tendon sheath inflammation, 2.5-10 mg
- Intra-articular injection (Kenalog-10): Large joints, 5-15 mg; small joints, 2.5-5 mg; single injections into several joints, up to a total of 20 mg or more have been given
- Indicated for treatment of steroid-responsive dermatoses
- Intralesional injection (Kenalog-10): 1 mg per injection site 1 or more times weekly; not to exceed 30 mg/day
- Kenalog-10: Initial dose varies intralesional injection depending on specific disease and lesion being treated; may be repeated at weekly or less frequent intervals; multiple sites may be injected if they are 1 cm or more apart
Inflammatory and Allergic Systemic Conditions
- Kenalog-40 or Kenalog-80: 60 mg IM single injection; adjust dose to a range of 40-80 mg
- For patients with hay fever or pollen asthma who are not responding to pollen administration and other conventional therapy, a single injection of 40-100 mg per season may be given
- Kenalog-40 or Kenalog-80: 160 mg IM every day for 1 week, followed by 64 mg every other day for 1 month
- Indicated for management of osteoarthritis knee pain in adults
- Zilretta: 32 mg as a single intra-articular injection in the knee; not intended for repeat administration
- Not interchangeable with other formulations of injectable triamcinolone acetonide
- Not suitable for use in small joints (e.g., hand)
Limitations of use
- Efficacy and safety of repeat administration of Zilretta have not been demonstrated
Kenalog only; Zilretta safety and efficacy not established
Rheumatic or Arthritic Disorders
- Treatment of rheumatic or arthritic disorders
- Neonates: Not for use in neonates (contains benzyl alcohol)
- Children 6-12 years: 0.03-0.2 mg/kg IM every 1-7 days
- Children above 12 years: 60 mg IM every 6 weeks; may be supplemented by additional 20-100 mg IM as needed
- Children 12 years, intralesional injection (10 mg/mL suspension): 1 mg per injection site 1 or more times weekly; not to exceed 30 mg/day
Inflammatory and Allergic Systemic Conditions
- Initial dose of triamcinolone may vary depending on specific disease entity being treated
- 0.11-1.6 mg/kg/day IM divided every 3-4 hours
- Triamcinolone is administered as an injection in a clinical setting and acute overdose is unlikely.
- For chronic overdose because of severe disease requiring continuous steroid therapy, the dosage of the corticosteroid may be reduced only temporarily, or alternate day treatment may be introduced.
- Overdose treatment is symptomatic and supportive therapy.
What drugs interact with triamcinolone?
Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking, who can advise you on any possible drug interactions. Never begin taking, suddenly discontinue, or change the dosage of any medication without your doctor’s recommendation.
- Severe interactions of triamcinolone include:
- Triamcinolone has serious interactions with at least 72 different drugs.
- Triamcinolone has moderate interactions with at least 229 different drugs.
- Triamcinolone has mild interactions with at least 121 different drugs.
The drug interactions listed above are not all of the possible interactions or adverse effects. For more information on drug interactions, visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker.
It is important to always tell your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider of all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use, as well as the dosage for each, and keep a list of the information. Check with your doctor or health care provider if you have any questions about the medication.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of triamcinolone use in pregnant women, however, animal studies show it may cause fetal harm. Use triamcinolone during pregnancy only if maternal benefits outweigh potential fetal risks.
- Triamcinolone is present in breast milk and may suppress growth, interfere with natural (endogenous) corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects in the breastfed infant. Use with caution in nursing mothers.
What else should I know about triamcinolone?
- Do not take live or live, attenuated vaccines while receiving triamcinolone treatment.
- Corticosteroids can increase susceptibility to infections. Take precautions to avoid exposure to infections.
- Report to your physician if you develop infections or severe allergic reactions.
- Corticosteroids may cause mood and behavioral disturbances, notify your physician if you notice any unexplained mood or behavioral changes.
Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug used to treat inflammatory conditions that affect the skin, joints, and internal organs, and autoimmune disorders. Common side effects of triamcinolone include joint swelling, bruises (contusions), cough, sinus inflammation (sinusitis), irregular heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia), slow or rapid heart rate (bradycardia or tachycardia), heart enlargement (cardiomegaly), high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiac failure, heart muscle rupture, thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in premature infants, cerebrovascular accident, circulatory shock, blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), blood clot block in blood vessels (thromboembolism), and others.
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Milk allergy reactions may cause immediate or delayed symptoms. Learn to spot the signs and what foods to avoid if you have a dairy allergy.
12 Early Signs of Arthritis in Hands
Hand arthritis occurs when there is inflammation in one or more joints of the hand and wrist. A few of the common types of arthritis that affect the hands are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis (arthritis as a result of an injury), psoriatic arthritis and gout.
Indoor allergens are substances that can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Common sources of indoor allergens include dust mites, cockroaches, molds, pets, and plants. Avoiding indoor allergens is one way to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms.
Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities
Arthritis is defined as painful inflammation and joint stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis and the most common cause of chronic joint pain, affecting over 25 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that involves the entire joint. Osteoporosis is not a type of arthritis. It is a disease that mainly is caused by a loss of bone tissue that is not limited to the joint areas. It is possible for one person to have both osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. The differences in the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis include; pain, stiffness, and joint swelling, joint deformity, crackle sounds when the joint is moving, and walking with a limp. Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because it can progress for years without signs and symptoms before it is diagnosed, severe back pain, bone fractures, height loss, and difficulty or inability to walk. The differences in the causes of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are that osteoarthritis usually is caused by wear and tear on the joints. Osteoporosis usually is caused by one or more underlying problems, for example, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies. Treatment for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are not the same. There is no cure for osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is an irritation of the nose caused by pollen and is associated with the following allergic symptoms: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, eye and nose itching, and tearing eyes. Avoidance of known allergens is the recommended treatment, but if this is not possible, antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays may help alleviate symptoms.
Fungal arthritis is inflammation of a joint by a fungus that has invaded the body and is growing in the normally sterile joint. Fungal arthritis symptoms and signs include pain, redness, loss of range of motion, and swelling. Fungal arthritis treatment includes antibiotics, adequate drainage of the joint, and sometimes surgery.
How Long Can You Live With Lupus Nephritis?
With proper treatment, 80 to 90 percent of people with lupus nephritis are expected to live for their normal lifespan.
What Is Usually the First Sign of Lupus?
Fatigue, fever, joint pain, and weight changes are usually the first signs of lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body attacks its healthy tissue. It affects joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels, leading to inflammation and tissue damage of the affected organs.
What Are the 7 Diagnostic Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Defined in 1987 and followed until 2010, the seven diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis are no longer in use. Instead, doctors rely on a new set of classification criteria for diagnosing RA.
Reactive arthritis is a chronic, systemic rheumatic disease characterized by three conditions, including conjunctivitis, joint inflammation, and genital, urinary, or gastrointestinal system inflammation. Inflammation leads to pain, swelling, warmth, redness, and stiffness of the affected joints. Non-joint areas may experience irritation and pain. Treatment for reactive arthritis depends on which area of the body is affected. Joint inflammation is treated with anti-inflammatory medications.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis are two diseases that manifest in a similar manner.
Eye allergy (or allergic eye disease) are typically associated with hay fever and atopic dermatitis. Medications and cosmetics may cause eye allergies. Allergic eye conditions include allergic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis with atopic dermatitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Dry eye, tear-duct obstruction, and conjunctivitis due to infection are frequently confused with eye allergies. Eye allergies may be treated with topical antihistamines, decongestants, topical mast-cell stabilizers, topical anti-inflammatory drugs, systemic medications, and allergy shots.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Lupus: Differences and Similarities
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus are two varieties of autoimmune diseases that cause flare-ups. While RA attacks the immune system on the joints, lupus involves many other parts of the body besides the joints. Common RA symptoms involve warm, swollen, and painful joints; morning stiffness in the joints or stiffness after inactivity, joint deformity, fever, fatigue, etc. Lupus symptoms include Malar rash (butterfly-shaped rash involving the cheeks and bridge of the nose), fever, joint pain in the absence of joint deformity, etc.
Cold, Flu, Allergy Treatments
Before treating a cold, the flu, or allergies with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, it's important to know what's causing the symptoms, which symptoms one wishes to relieve, and the active ingredients in the OTC product. Taking products that only contain the medications needed for relieving your symptoms prevents ingestion of unnecessary medications and reduces the chances of side effects.
11 Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disorder that progressively affects many parts of the body. Home remedies, diet, and lifestyle changes can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with RA alongside medical treatment. Home remedies alone cannot effectively treat RA or prevent the progression of the disease.
Arthritis in Knee: 4 Stages of Osteoarthritis
Painful joint swelling is called arthritis. Osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear of the joints over many years. Arthritis maye develop in any joint, including the fingers, hips and knees. Usually, patients with arthritis feel pain in their joints even after moderate movements. There are four stages of osteoarthritis of the knee.
17 Early Signs of Arthritis in the Back
Arthritis in the back arises due to the inflammation of facet joints in the spine or sacroiliac joints between the spine and the pelvis. Some of the early signs of arthritis in the back include back pain, stiffness, swelling, bone grinding, loss of flexibility, fatigue, muscle spasms and other symptoms.
What Causes Sudden Allergies in Adults?
Can you develop allergies as an adult? Learn about what causes sudden adult-onset allergies and how you can recognize the symptoms.
Is It Possible to Be Allergic to Cinnamon?
Cinnamon is a popular spice in many dishes. Cinnamon gives dishes a distinct flavor. Only a small percent of people experience allergic reactions after ingesting or coming into contact with cinnamon.
Allergy Treatment Begins at Home
Avoiding allergy triggers at home is one of the best ways to prevent allergy symptoms. Controlling temperature, humidity, and ventilation are a few ways to allergy-proof the home. Cleaning, vacuuming, and using HEPA air filters also helps control allergies.
What Besides Lupus Can Cause a Butterfly Rash?
A rash across the middle section of your face in the shape of a butterfly is called a butterfly rash. Lupus is a common cause of this rash, but other conditions, like rosacea, may be the culprit.
Is Lupus a Fatal Disease?
Despite lupus being a lifelong disease, most people live a long and healthy life after diagnosis.
What Foods Trigger Arthritis Attacks?
Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can help you manage arthritis. Learn which foods to avoid and which foods to eat with arthritis.
Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Be Caused by Stress?
Rheumatoid arthritis can be caused by and result in stress, as well as other conditions such as gastrointestinal problems (IBD).
Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Your Ability to Walk? 9 Limitations
Rheumatoid arthritis can impair your walking ability and result in the following nine types of functional limitations.
Peanut allergies causes signs and symptoms that include hives, itching, redness, and a rash. Severe reactions may cause decreased blood pressure, lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, nausea, and behavioral changes. Someone with a peanut allergy should have an EpiPen with them at all times.
What Nuts Are the Worst for Allergies?
A nut allergy develops when the body's immune system becomes oversensitive to a particular protein in a nut. Nuts that are the worst for allergies include peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts and pine nuts.
What Is Allergic Cascade?
The allergic cascade refers to allergic reactions that happen in the body in response to allergens. A variety of immune cells and chemical messengers participate in the allergic cascade. Symptoms of the allergic cascade range from mild swelling and itching to full-blown anaphylactic shock. Allergen avoidance and medications are used to prevent or treat allergies.
What Are the 4 Types of Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue. It affects the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels, leading to inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs.
What Is the Life Expectancy of a Child With Lupus?
The five-year survival rate of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus is 100 percent, while the 10-year survival rate is 90 percent.
Do Steroids Help With Arthritis?
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints in the body. The disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. Steroids are a class of drugs that reduce inflammation and have a suppressing effect on the immune system.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia
Though rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia have similar symptoms, RA is an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. RA symptoms include joint redness, swelling, and pain that lasts more than 6 weeks. Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread pain, tingling feet or hands, depression, and bowel irritability. Home remedies for both include stress reduction, exercise, and getting enough sleep.
How Long Does It Take for Allergic Conjunctivitis to Go Away?
Without treatment, allergic conjunctivitis symptoms could last the entire time that your critical allergen is present — which can vary greatly.
What Are the Best Treatments for Allergic Conjunctivitis?
Learn what medical treatments can ease allergic conjunctivitis symptoms and help speed up your eye allergy recovery.
What Are the Four Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease categorized into the following four stages and classifications. Learn the causes, symptoms, and complications of RA below.
Can You Eat Avocado if You Have a Nut Allergy?
Since avocado is classified as a fruit and not a tree nut, you should be able to eat avocados even if you have a nut allergy. However, some studies have shown that avocados have similar proteins as chestnuts. So if you’re allergic to chestnuts, you may have to avoid avocados.
Does Hand Grip Help With Arthritis?
Because your hands are engaged in multiple functions every day, hand strength is a powerful predictor of your overall capacity to function and how severe your arthritis is.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term used to describe joint disease. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of arthritis in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, causing chronic inflammation.
Insect Sting Allergies
The majority of stinging insects in the United States are from bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Severity of reactions to stings varies greatly. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective.
How Do You Get Energy When You Have Lupus?
If you are struggling with lupus fatigue, there are things you can do to boost your energy levels, such as making dietary changes and exercising regularly.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis
Learn the differences between rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis below.
What Drugs Cause Drug-Induced Lupus?
More than 40 drugs have been identified to cause drug-induced lupus, mainly those used to treat chronic conditions such as heart disease, thyroid disease, and hypertension.
What Is the Most Common Tree Nut Allergy?
The most common nut allergies are cashew, walnut, hazelnut and pistachio. In the U.S. the most common nut allergy is cashew, followed by walnut. In the U.K. the most common nut allergy is hazelnut.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) annually affects one child in every thousand. There are six types of JRA. Treatment of juvenile arthritis depends upon the type the child has and should focus on treating the symptoms that manifest.
What Does Psoriatic Arthritis Joint Pain Feel Like?
Psoriatic arthritis may lead to various degrees of inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joints, especially on one side of the body. Pain caused in the joints can be debilitating and reduce mobility.
Do Allergy Desensitization Shots Work?
Allergies happen when your immune system overreacts to harmless substances called allergens. Allergy desensitization shots make your body less likely to react to allergen.
How Serious Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the joints and other body parts. If not diagnosed early and appropriately treated, RA can lead to permanent deformities, disabilities, and serious systemic complications.
Sinus Infection vs. Allergies
Both sinus infections and allergies (allergic rhinitis) cause symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose and fatigue. Sinus infection (known as sinusitis) is inflammation of the sinuses, caused by infection from bacteria, viruses, and/or fungi (molds). Allergic rhinitis occurs when certain allergies cause nasal symptoms. When a person with allergies breathes in an allergen, such as pollen, dust, or animal dander, symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, itching, sneezing, and fatigue occur.
Are Food Allergies Passed Down Genetically?
A food allergy is a condition that causes your immune system to fight against a particular part of food — which is called an allergen. Food allergies can be hereditary — that is, parents can pass the likelihood of developing a food allergy to their children through genes that code for inherited traits.
What Is the Life Expectancy of Someone With Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic arthritis is not life-threatening, but it can reduce a patient’s life expectancy by three years. Here is how to properly manage the disease.
Early Signs of Arthritis in the Fingers
The earliest signs of arthritis are pain, swelling and stiffness. If these symptoms are experienced in the fingers, it is likely because of rheumatoid arthritis. The signs and symptoms of arthritis in the fingers include popping sounds, joint deformity, warmth, mucus cysts and bone spurs.
Early Signs of Arthritis in the Feet
There are more than 30 joints in the ankle and feet. Arthritis can affect one or multiple joints in the feet. Excess weight, hereditary tendencies, old injuries, and poor footwear are a few predisposing factors of arthritis.
What Is Neuropsychiatric Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease. When lupus affects the brain and spinal cord and other nerves, it is called neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus.
Is Lupus and Lupus Anticoagulant the Same?
Lupus is an autoimmune condition and lupus anticoagulant refers to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Lupus and lupus anticoagulant are not the same.
Is Lupus Contagious?
Systemic lupus erythematosus in an inflammatory disease. Symptoms and signs include joint pain, fever, and rash. Though lupus is incurable, early medical intervention can help to reduce inflammation and protect the affected individual's organs.
What Causes Allergy Flare-ups?
During certain seasons, allergies can make you miserable. Learn what causes allergy flare-ups during spring and summer.
How Do You Calm Down an Allergy Attack?
Here are thirteen tips to calm an allergy attack and put an end to constant sneezing, itching, and congestion.
Is Crohn's Disease Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Since Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the body, including the joints, sufferers are at a greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
What Are the 12 Symptoms of Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body attacks healthy tissue. It affects joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels, leading to inflammation and tissue damage of the affected organs. More than 90% of cases occur in females. Fatigue, weakness, joint pain, and rash are some of the most common symptoms of lupus.
Safest Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs During Pregnancy
None of the drugs used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is completely safe during pregnancy. You must discuss with your physician regarding the decision to use, modify, or stop any medications.
Will Psoriatic Arthritis Cripple Me?
Psoriatic arthritis is a long-standing inflammatory disorder that affects three out of every 10 people with psoriasis. It cannot be cured, but some treatments may prevent it from worsening. There is no way to predict whose psoriatic arthritis may destroy their joints.
What Is the Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?
Arthritis is a broad term that refers to the inflammation of the joints. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and osteoarthritis is the most common type.
Drug Allergy (Medication Allergy)
Drug or medication allergies are caused when the immune system mistakenly creates an immune response to a medication. Symptoms of a drug allergic reaction include hives, rash, itchy skin or eyes, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, fainting, and anxiety. The most common drugs that people are allergic to include penicillins and penicillin type drugs, sulfa drugs, insulin, and iodine. Treatment may involve antihistamines or corticosteroids. An EpiPen may be used for life-threatening anaphylactic symptoms.
What Is the Difference Between Allergy and Hay Fever?
Hay fever is a type of allergy that occurs in response to specific allergens and typically lasts for months. Learn more about allergies vs. hay fever.
COVID-19 vs. Allergies
Though there is some overlap in allergy and COVID-19 signs and symptoms there are also significant differences. Symptoms that they have in common include headache, fatigue, tiredness, shortness of breath, wheezing, and sore throat. Fever does not occur with allergies but is one of the defining symptoms of COVID-19 infections.
Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are chronic joint disorders. RA is also an autoimmune disease. OA and RA symptoms and signs include joint pain, warmth, and tenderness. Over-the-counter pain relievers treat both diseases. There are several prescription medications that treat RA.
Breastfeeding With Rheumatoid Arthritis
You can breastfeed your baby even if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, you must always consult your doctor before you start the process.
How Do You Stop Arthritis From Progressing in Your Hands?
Learn these simple tips and tricks to help stop the progression of arthritis in your hands.
How Do You Know If You Are Allergic to Mosquito Bites?
Mosquito bite allergies can cause issues if untreated. Learn the signs of a mosquito bite allergy, what causes it, and what you can do to treat it.
Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Caused by Sugar?
Despite insufficient evidence, studies have found that people with rheumatoid arthritis may experience worsening symptoms with sugary foods.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis Hands
Two of the most frequent types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Latex allergy is a condition where the body reacts to latex, a natural product derived from the rubber tree. The reaction can either be delayed and cause a skin rash or immediate, which can lead to anaphylaxis. Avoiding latex is the most effective way to prevent an allergic reaction.
How Can You Live With Arthritis in Your Back?
Arthritis in the back can be extremely painful and in some cases debilitating. However, effective ways to manage and live with the condition.
Early Signs of Arthritis in the Knee
Arthritis refers to the redness and swelling of the joints. It usually develops slowly over 10 to 15 years, interfering with daily life activities. Knowing the early signs of arthritis can help you take appropriate treatment and incorporate modifications in your diet and lifestyle.
Who Is Most Likely to Get Lupus Nephritis? Symptoms
The six risk factors for developing lupus nephritis include the following.
What Are the Neurological Symptoms of Lupus?
When lupus attacks the nervous system, it can lead to cognitive dysfunction and other neurological symptoms. Learn about neurological symptoms of lupus and how to manage them.
How Do I Know if I Am Lactose Intolerant or Allergic to Milk?
Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme (lactase) that helps digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. Milk allergy, on the other hand, is an adverse immune reaction to proteins found in milk. The symptoms of the two conditions are different.
What Are the Five Types of Psoriatic Arthritis?
Understanding the five types of psoriatic arthritis can help you identify the first signs and symptoms, which can then lead to a proper diagnosis and treatment from your doctor.
How Do You Get Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system targets and attacks its own tissues and organs. The specific reason for getting lupus is unknown. Researchers understand, however, lupus involves some interaction among various factors including one’s genes, ethnicity, immune system, hormones, and the environment. Lupus is a lifelong disease that can directly or indirectly affect any part of the body.
Why Won’t My Allergy Symptoms Go Away?
Allergies happen when your body's immune system reacts to certain substances as though they are harmful. Allergy symptoms may not go away unless you avoid your triggers, stick to your medications, find the right combination of medications, and consider surgery.
Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Run in Families?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that tends to run in families. Your likelihood of getting RA, however, is not determined by family history of the disease alone. It is also influenced by environmental factors such as age, obesity and smoking.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis?
What is allergic conjunctivitis, and how do you recognize it? Learn the signs of allergic conjunctivitis and how to treat it.
What Are the Four Types of Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue. It affects joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels, leading to inflammation and tissue damage of the affected organs. The four types are lupus dermatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), drug-induced, and neonatal.
Early Signs of Arthritis in Shoulder
Early signs and symptoms of arthritis in the shoulder include pain in the shoulder joint that's worse when lifting heavy objects, pain that radiates down the arm and shoulder joint sounds like grinding, clicking, and crackling.
What Is the Fastest Way to Fix Seasonal Allergies?
Seasonal allergies are common and tend to ramp up during the spring and summer. Learn about how to get rid of seasonal allergies fast with these 13 home remedies.
What Are the 4 Most Common Allergens?
The four most common types of allergens include food and medications, pollen, pet dander, and latex.
How Common Is It to Be Allergic to Nickel?
Nickel allergies are common in 10 percent of the population in the United States and 18 percent of people in North America, including 11 million children.
What Happens When You Have Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your immune system begins to attack your own tissues and organs, resulting in these 12 common symptoms.
Does Drug-Induced Lupus Go Away?
Drug-induced lupus is a rare autoimmune disorder that is caused by continuous exposure to certain medications and generally goes away within months of stopping the medication.
How Do I Know if My Knee Pain Is Arthritis?
If you have knee pain from arthritis you might notice symptoms including stiffness and swelling, increased pain and swelling in the morning or after sitting, increased pain after activity, 'locking' or 'sticking' of the knee, and weakness or buckling in the knee.
What Causes Nose Allergies?
Nose allergies can be caused by irritants such as pollen, animal dander, and household dust. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)
Non-radiographic spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) is an inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the joints of the spine. Morning stiffness and back pain are the usual symptoms of nr-axSpA. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, exercise, and biologics are treatments for nr-axSpA.
Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Heart Failure?
Rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of various cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and pericarditis. Heart failure is one of the common causes of increased mortality in people with RA.
How Do I Know If It's Carpal Tunnel or Arthritis?
Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis have different etiologies; thus, they manifest differently in the hand. Your doctor may subject you to physical examination, radiological tests, and neurological evaluation to diagnose.
Does JIA Arthritis Go Away?
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is either a short-term or chronic condition. There is no cure for JIA and treatment aims to improve symptoms and achieve remission.
How Do I Know if My Rash Is Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack healthy cells. A lupus skin rash may consist of thick, scaly patches, circular sores, a butterfly rash, or another appearance.
Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the common complications of rheumatoid arthritis. Learn the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Is Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosed?
Psoriatic arthritis is a painful joint condition associated with psoriasis that is diagnosed through imaging and blood tests when accompanying symptoms are present.
What Are the 6 Types of Lupus Nephritis?
Lupus nephritis is classified into six stages depending on the microscopic studies of the glomeruli. Early detection and timely treatment can slow down the progression of the illness.
What Is The First Line Treatment For Psoriatic Arthritis
The treatment of psoriatic arthritis aims at controlling the inflammation of the joint. The first-line therapy differs in psoriatic arthritis as per severities. In mild psoriatic arthritis, the mainstay of treatment includes anti-inflammatory agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Apart from NSAIDs, the following drugs are also effective as a first-line treatment for mild psoriatic arthritis
Can Osteoarthritis Be Cured?
Osteoarthritis cannot be cured or reversed; however, effective treatment can reduce its progression and slow down complications.
Early Signs of Arthritis in the Wrist
Wrist arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of one or more joints of the wrist. Wrist arthritis is long-lasting or permanent and eventually causes severe joint damage. The early signs of arthritis in the wrist include morning stiffness, redness, tenderness, pain, swelling, weakness, warmth and other symptoms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Gout
Although gout is often mistaken for rheumatoid arthritis, learn the differences associated with the causes, symptoms, and treatments below.
How Do You Know if You Are Allergic to Pollen?
Pollen is a powdery yellow grain that fertilizes other plants of the same species. The only way to know for sure if a person has pollen allergy is to see a board-certified allergist for allergy testing.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Psoriatic Arthritis
Here are the differences between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
What Are the Symptoms of Ragweed Allergy?
The common symptoms of ragweed allergy are sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery red eyes, headache, nasal congestion, eye swelling, rashes and coughing.
Early Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis in Thumb
The earliest sign and symptom of thumb arthritis is pain, swelling, and tenderness with activities that involve pinching action. The pain may be dull, achy, or sharp at the base of the thumb. The pain can occur when we grip, grasp, or pinch an object or use the thumb to apply force.
How Can I Improve My Grip Strength With Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by gradual joint inflammation and degeneration. Here are five exercises that reduce muscle stiffness and improve pain due to RA.
What Are the 4 Signs of Osteoarthritis?
The signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis may vary depending on the severity of the condition. Learn four signs, two types, and other associated conditions.
Quackery of Arthritis
Arthritis patients are sometimes vulnerable to quackery (the business of promoting unproven remedies). These "quick fix" treatments are promoted as cure-alls, but they really have no right to such claims. Consumers should be wary of products that have marketing claims like "will cure," "ancient remedy," "has no side effects," and "revolutionary new scientific breakthrough." Read about arthritis remedies and tests that have no scientific proof of benefits.
What Are the Symptoms of Drug-Induced Lupus?
Symptoms of drug-induced lupus may include muscle aches, joint pain, fever, weakness, weight loss, rash, sun sensitivity, and pain or discomfort around the lungs or heart.
Is Lupus Nephritis Different From SLE?
When SLE affects the kidneys, it is called lupus nephritis. Learn about lupus nephritis symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, and complications.
What Are Typical Allergy Symptoms?
Allergy symptoms differ depending on the type of allergy and body part involved. For example, food allergies may cause different symptoms than nasal allergies or eye allergies. The severity of symptoms may also vary, ranging from mild irritation to a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Juvenile Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis are both types of inflammatory arthritis; however, learn their differences below.
How Can I Help My Child With a Peanut Allergy?
Since there is no cure for peanut allergies, prevention and keeping an epinephrine injector (EpiPen) on hand is key to helping your child’s allergy.
What Is the Main Cause of Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease of the joints affecting middle-aged and elderly people. It involves the breakdown of cartilage and associated inflammatory changes in the adjacent bone. It is a leading cause of chronic disability, affecting 30 million people in the United States alone.
What Is the Most Common Type of Lupus Nephritis?
There are six subtypes or stages of lupus nephritis. Diffuse lupus nephritis is the most severe type and can cause scarring in the kidneys.
What Foods Cause Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Oral allergy syndrome, also called pollen food allergy syndrome or PFAS, is a type of food allergy caused by certain allergens found in both pollen and raw vegetables and fruits and some nuts. Foods that cause oral allergy syndrome include those in the birch, grass and ragweed families.
Should I Exercise Outside if I Have Allergies?
An allergy is a condition in which the immune system overresponds to a foreign substance. With the right treatment and precautions, you can completely eliminate allergy flare-ups during your outdoor workout.
Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Increase Cardiovascular Risk?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which usually affects joints, and can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
What Are the 3 Common Types of Arthritis?
The 3 most common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.
Osteoarthritis and Treatment
Painful swelling of the joints due to wear and tear over many years is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis may develop in any joint that includes the fingers, hips, and knees. There are many treatment options available to curb the complications of arthritis.
What Are 5 Common Risk Factors to Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder (the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells). Certain factors increase the risk of RA.
How Is Neuropsychiatric Lupus Treated?
There is no permanent cure for neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Management of NPSLE depends on the severity of symptoms and the underlying cause.
Do Anti-Inflammatories Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder. Anti-inflammatory medications can help address symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
How Do You Tell If Your Child Has Allergies or a Cold?
Colds and allergies have different causes, but both involve the body's immune system. Since the symptoms of allergies and the symptoms of a cold overlap, it can be hard to tell which one your child has.
Why Are Allergies So Bad Right Now 2021?
Scientists believe that allergies are getting worse because of climate change.
Are Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis the Same?
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs due to joint inflammation in people with psoriasis; however, not every person with psoriasis gets psoriatic arthritis.
Is Allergic Conjunctivitis the Same as Conjunctivitis?
Allergic conjunctivitis may occur along with sneezing, runny nose, or sinus headache. Many people also find that they are tired and feel agitated.
What Are the Main Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis?
Although the exact cause of psoriatic arthritis is unknown, researchers believe it involves a complex mechanism of genetics, environmental factors, and the immune system.
How Do You Get Tested for Food Allergies?
If you develop symptoms of a food allergy, your doctor will have you undergo a skin test or blood test to determine which foods you are allergic to.
What Are Typical Seasonal Allergy Symptoms?
Typical seasonal allergy symptoms include a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, congestion, and a sore throat.
Is Food Intolerance the Same as Food Allergy?
Food intolerance is a condition in which an individual has difficulty in digesting certain foods. Consumption of these foods manifests as physical symptoms such as bloating, loose motion, gases, and bellyache. Food intolerance is quite common. Most people are aware of the foods that disagree with them.
Is My Sore Throat Allergies or COVID-19?
Sore throat can be a symptom of allergies or COVID-19, and it can be difficult to tell which one you have. Understanding the difference between these two illnesses can help.
What Can Trigger Psoriatic Arthritis?
Triggers of psoriatic arthritis differ from person to person. Learn the nine most common triggers that cause flare-ups of inflammation in some people.
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What Triggers Cutaneous Lupus?
The main trigger of cutaneous lupus or skin lupus is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays through sunlight (UVA and UVB) or artificial light. Learn about what causes skin cutaneous lupus.
Can Psoriasis Lead to Psoriatic Arthritis?
It is well established that both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are linked. Nearly 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.
How Is COVID-19 Different From Allergies?
COVID-19 symptoms are often similar to symptoms of seasonal allergies, so it is important to know how to tell the difference. Learn how to distinguish between the two.
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