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Is swordfish fatty?

Is swordfish fatty?

Swordfish: Swordfish is a relatively lean fish, and very tasty when grilled. Unfortunately as a large, top predator fish, it is prone to high mercury and other toxin content. It's also an overfished species. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

Nothing Much: There are really no proven techniques which have been demonstrated scientifically to prevent the development of allergies. ...Read more

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Are food allergies genetic?

Are food allergies genetic?

Loaded Question: To some degree they may be. For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy. ...Read more

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Does salmon sushi contain as much mercury as tuna or swordfish?

Does salmon sushi contain as much mercury as tuna or swordfish?

Mercury: Is a heavy metal that can be toxic at high doses. It can lead to damage to brain, kidneys & lung. Symptoms of toxicity include impaired vision/hearing/speech, disturbed sensation, lack of coordination, itching, burning, pain, skin discoloration & shedding, profuse sweating, heart racing, high blood pressure, labile moods, memory & sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Is swordfish fatty?

Swordfish: Swordfish is a relatively lean fish, and very tasty when grilled. Unfortunately as a large, top predator fish, it is prone to high mercury and other toxin content. It's also an overfished species. ...Read more