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Allergies

Allergy Quiz

Allergy Quiz

Knowing the kind of allergy your patient (or YOU) suffers from can help you determine the right and wrong care and treatment ~ not to mention help you in identifying potential allergens right in the hospital!

19 shocking places where allergens hide

19 shocking places where allergens hide

Do you know all the allergens you’re around every day? Learn more about all the places allergies are hiding in the bedroom, the kitchen and at work!

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What every nurse needs to know about allergies

Allergies aren’t seasonal when you’re a nurse. We reveal allergy dangers at home and in the workplace, then give you smart solutions to handle it all!

What you ought to know about allergy cross-reactions

What you ought to know about allergy cross-reactions

See our go-to guide of allergies and their associated food allergens.

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Dermatitis: The nurse’s allergy

Does the skin on your hands frequently feel dry and irritated? You’re not alone. Nursing has long been recognized as a profession at high risk for allergic contact dermatitis.

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What should I do when I have an allergic reaction on my shift?

Hay fever and hives aren’t catching, but patients and coworkers may give you the stink eye if they see you sneezing, coughing or scratching. Everyone gets the creeps when it comes to germs in the hospital.

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Four common allergens at work—and how nurses can combat them

More than half of Americans test positive to at least one allergen. This means that more than half of the individuals in any one occupational group—including nurses, of course—are allergic to something.

How to ward off a code yellow

How to ward off a code yellow

It’s pollen season at its finest. But you can prepare for the nuisance of spring allergy season and find out what you can do to avoid the watery eyes, stuffy nose trend.