By | 2016-07-20T13:55:06+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Allergies, Swelling|

Most people will develop pain, irritation, and erythema at the site of a sting or bite from a venomous insect such as a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket. However if you have an allergy to stinging insects this can develop into a more serious reaction, known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can cause symptoms of difficulty [...]

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Treatment for Hereditary Angioedema

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:07+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Genetics, Swelling|

As stated in this month’s previous blog, Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is an uncommon genetic disorder that causes severe, painful swelling due to a defective or deficient protein in the blood called C1 inhibitor. Well, what is the treatment for this difficult, painful disease? Prior to 2008 individuals who suffered from HAE were often prescribed narcotics [...]

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Hereditary Angioedema

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:07+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Immunodeficiency, Swelling|

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is an uncommon genetic disorder caused by an insufficient amount or lack of C1 inhibitor, a protein found in the blood. C1 inhibitor is one of nine complement proteins found in the blood that works with your immune system that helps control inflammation.  Hereditary Angioedema’s name indicates that the disease is passed [...]

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Stinging Insects and Allergies

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:08+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Spring Allergies, Stinging Insect Allergies, Swelling|

When individuals are stung by a flying insect, such as a bee, hornet, or wasp they may develop a localized reaction. The reaction may consist of swelling, redness, and itchiness at the site of the sting. This is not an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to the venom of a flying insect you may [...]

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Is It Possible to Make Skin Resistant to Allergic Reaction?

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:08+00:00 June 7th, 2013|Allergy Solutions, Skin Allergies, Swelling|

Millions of people experience some kind of allergic reaction on the skin every year. There are a number of things that we can touch that will cause a reaction, with varying levels of severity. But is there something we can do to make our skin less sensitive to getting a reaction? First, let’s review the [...]

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A Patient of Dr. Jones Featured in the News

By | 2017-05-31T15:14:09+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Swelling|

  For the first time, Lacy Hoskins is speaking out about a rare disease she has kept secret from many of her friends and family. Hoskins, 25, was diagnosed nearly a year ago with hereditary angioedema — or HAE — a rare and serious blood disorder that causes episodes of painful swelling in the hands, [...]

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