Nov 23 2016
Insects That Can Cause Allergies
Not only is spring the time of year people start to worry about spring seasonal allergies but its also the time of year that those pesky insects make their return and invade your backyard BBQ or picnic. There are a number of insects that can cause allergies from stinging or biting, the most common are bubble bees, wasps and fire ants.
Bubble bee stings can of course be dangerous to those allergic but luckily the bubble bee is not aggressive and most likely won’t attack unless it feels the need to defend itself. Bubble bees and honey bees are attracted to bright flower like colors, food (specially scents) and water. They will leave behind their stinger after stinging and can only sting once as they die after stinging.
Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets
These speices tend to be more aggressive than the bubble bee and can sting multiple times leaving no stinger behind. You can find them nesting in and around wooded structures as well as eaves of houses. They are attracted more to sweet things like sugar or your can of soda pop on the picnic table.
Fire ants were accidentally imported from South America and are quickly becoming a problem as they have spread through much of the United States. The ants live in mounds and can be very aggressive attacking and stinging 6-8 times even if not provoked. The sting can be very painful so shoes are a good idea even if you are not allergic to their bites.
Jan 1 2017
Peanut Allergy Symptoms
If your around my age you probably rarely heard about peanut allergies growing up, unfortunately allergies to peanuts have become one of the fastest growing allergies in the last 30 years. There are more deaths in the United States from peanuts allergies every year than from any other allergy. The peanut is unique as it is not a nut but rather a member of the legumes family which includes, pea and beans. The allergy is generally caused by vicilin a protein in the peanut.
Peanut Allergy Symptoms
What To Do About Peanut Allergies
There is no cure for peanut allergies so the best thing to prevent outbreaks is avoidance. This is not always easy to do for those who are highly allergic. Most food companies are better about listing foods that can include trace elements of peanuts now. Some minor symptoms can be treated with over the counter medication or you may want to try some herbal allergy remedies. The worst cases of peanut allergies involve anaphylactic shock which must be treated with a injection of epinephrine right away. It is recommended that children under 2 not be given peanuts because they are not able to communicate symptoms.
The biggest problem with peanuts is that they are a very cheap source of protein used in lunches by many moms. There are very few alternative sources of cheap protein like peanut butter. Research is being done to develop a hypoallergenic peanut or allergy free peanut. There are over 14,000 types of peanuts and research is centered on either finding those that do not contain the proteins that cause allergies or genetically altering the peanut and taking out the protein. Scientist are also trying to develop better drugs to combat peanut reactions.
Vitamins For Peanut Allergies
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