By: Terry Graedon August 11, 2014 8 Comments
    Mango Reaction Could Be Linked to Poison Ivy Sen…

    Q. Many years ago, while my dad was stationed in Hawaii, I climbed the mango trees to pick mangoes for chutney. I got such a terrible reaction: my eyes were swollen shut, my hands were so swollen I co…

    By: Joe Graedon January 14, 2013 10 Comments
    Balloon Allergy Could Be Deadly

    Q. Can you help me with a medical mystery? I believe I am allergic to latex. I had a reaction when latex balloons were carried by my desk and I ended up in the ER. My primary care doctor thinks I have…

    By: Terry Graedon January 30, 2012 31 Comments
    Mango Skin Allergy Mimics Poison Ivy

    Q. After eating prepared mangos over the holidays, I bought some to peel and slice myself. I even chewed on the seed. Bad mistake! By the next day, I was itching under my chin. This became swelling ar…

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2011 6 Comments
    Forget Crisco To Counteract Condom Allergy

    Q. We need help with a home remedy. My wife seems to be developing an allergy to rubber. After making love she gets a rash and itches something awful. A guy I work with suggested coating the condom wi…