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Allergic reaction and swelling of the foot due to a painful wasp stingAnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - June 20, 2022 - 5 comments

Wasp Sting Was Nearly Fatal

Wasp sting was nearly fatal! Anything that triggers a serious allergic reaction calls for emergency treatment. Epinephrine saves lives.

Joe Graedon - August 25, 2016

EpiPen Price Increase Outrages Americans

Terry Graedon - August 4, 2014

Could a Yellow Jacket Sting Be Lethal?

AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - May 28, 2012

Sting Shots Could Save a Life

AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - May 14, 2012

Bee-Ware Yellow Jacket Allergy

Yellow jacket allergy can be life threatening.

a bottle of PredniSONE 1mg, short-term steroid use, prednisone side effects
AllergiesJoe Graedon - April 8, 2012

Prednisone Side Effects: Deal With The Devil?

Prednisone is a valuable medication for many serious conditions, but prednisone side effects can be serious, including sepsis and psychological reactions.

cutting up a mango
AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - January 30, 2012

Mango Skin Allergy Mimics Poison Ivy

Some people have a mango skin allergy that results in an itchy rash similar to poison ivy. That is because mango skin contains urushiol, the offending agent.