Allergies Causes & Risk Factors
- Q What causes allergies?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyDr. Oz answers actress Allison Sweeney's question about allergies. Find out what causes allergies and see a painless treatment that everyone can try at home in this video. Full Answer
- Q What can cause indoor allergies?
Dr. Clifford Bassett, Allergy & ImmunologyMany of us don't realize that we spend about one-third of each day at home (except less for workaholics) and during this time we are exposed to potential indoor allergens. The most common causes of indoor or year-round allergies include house dust, dust... Full Answer
- Q Can foods trigger seasonal allergies?
Dr. Clifford Bassett, Allergy & ImmunologyIt is estimated that up to one half of those who suffer with seasonal allergies to pesky tree, grass and weed pollens each year may succumb to "oral allergy syndrome". That's right! Due to a "cross-reaction" between proteins in fresh fruit, some... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for allergies?
If other members of your family have allergies, you are at a higher risk for having allergies yourself. Likewise, if you have one type of allergy, you have an increased risk of having another allergy-so if you have hay fever, you have a higher risk of... Full Answer
- Q What are allergens?
Allergens are substances that cause an allergic response. Examples include pollen, molds, and certain foods. This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute. Full Answer
- Q What causes skin allergies?
Skin allergies are caused by a chain of immune reactions after the body is exposed to an allergen. When the body senses an allergen, it produces an antibody called immunoglobulin E, which in turn produces histamines that causes a reaction of the skin's... Full Answer