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Understanding hives

Velocity Care in Louisiana and Arkansas explores the causes and symptoms of this uncomfortable skin condition

What are hives?

Hives, also known as urticaria, are an uncomfortable condition that appear on the skin. Red, raised welts are the characteristic sign of hives, and each of these individual welts usually lasts no longer than six to 12 hours, causing the rash to constantly change appearance, shape and sometimes location on the body. Hives usually come on quite suddenly and can last...

  May 12, 2017   Allergies, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

Breathe easy knowing the signs of sinusitis

Learn to identify the symptoms of a sinus infection and what treatment options are available to you

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is another term for a sinus infection. It occurs when the sinus cavities, which are normally filled with air, become blocked and filled with fluid and mucus. This can happen for many different reasons, such as the common cold, allergies, polyps in the nasal cavities or a deviated septum. When the sinuses become blocked, they hold germs and bacteria, causing...

  April 24, 2017   Allergies, Sinus infections, Allergy, Sinus 1 Comment   Read More

Allergies vs. asthma: Giving you the facts

Velocity Care explains the differences between these two similar conditions as you enter this year’s allergy and asthma season

Allergies and asthma are conditions that affect the respiratory system, and they often have similar symptoms and triggers. Both conditions are extremely common throughout the United States, with an estimated 18 million Americans suffering from allergies each year and nearly 1 in 12 people (or 25 million Americans) experiencing asthma.

  April 1, 2017   Allergies, Asthma/Emphysema, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

What causes eczema?

Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment options for this common skin condition

More than 35 million Americans will suffer from eczema at some point in their lives. This irritating, itchy skin condition is most common in children under the age of 5, but may appear in anyone at any age.

  January 20, 2017   Illness, Skin, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

The dangers of food allergies

Velocity Care provides you with vital information on food allergies and how to keep your family safe

It seems food allergies are becoming much more common. Avoiding the triggers and knowing the symptoms of an allergic reaction are important in keeping our families safe.

Velocity Care wants you to be prepared if you or a member of your family has an allergic reaction to food.

  May 17, 2016   Health, Senior, Teen, Adult, Toddler, Diarrhea, Nausea, Food, Allergy, Kids, Vomiting 0 Comments   Read More

Do allergies have you sniffling and sneezing?

Stop the suffering that seasonal allergies cause

As the temperatures begin to rise and spring showers help to make the gardens bloom, many people begin to suffer from seasonal allergies. In the United States, it is estimated that allergies affect more than 17 million adults. Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center can assist individuals suffering from rashes and other reactions related to allergies.

  April 20, 2016   Health, Allergies, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

Is it a food allergy or a food intolerance?

Velocity Care helps you understand the differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance

What is a food allergy?

A food allergy usually occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly identifies a food as a harmful substance and begins to attack it. Food allergies usually come on quite quickly after eating a certain food and can range from mild to severe. They can include symptoms such as hives, rashes, difficulty breathing or swelling of the mouth or tongue, and a person can...

  February 26, 2016   Allergies, Intolerance, Allergy 0 Comments   Read More

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