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Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case By Robert Preidt – FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A shortage of honeybee, wasp and hornet venom extract has allergists concerned. The extract treats people who have potentially life-threatening allergies to stings by these insects. It is given in immunotherapy shots…

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Gaining Control of Your Seasonal Allergies

       Since allergy season is starting very early this year, we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about allergies and how to treat them. It is estimated that nearly half of all Americans suffer from some type of seasonal allergy. Of this group, nearly one third have missed work…

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How to Treat Earwax Buildup

To get rid of earwax buildup, soften the earwax using over-the-counter products such as mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide, baby oil or glycerin. Earwax removal kits are also available that can get rid of excessive earwax. Never put a hard object (cotton swab) into the ear to remove the wax. Doing so can push the wax…

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Do You Have Earwax Buildup?

Your ear canal produces a substance called cerumen, a waxy oil that protects the ear from dust, foreign particles, microorganisms and irritation due to water. We call this substance earwax and it usually washes away naturally when it makes its way from the canal into the ear opening. When glands produce more earwax than is…