Allergy Causes and Remedies
An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to a foreign protein in the air, in food or on the skin, releasing chemicals called histamines that make you cough, sneeze, get stuffed up, and have itchy eyes or even a skin rash. Luckily, prevention and treatment can make allergies and asthma more of a nuisance than a threat.Read more
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1 in 5
The number of Americans who suffer from allergies
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Paul Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
How can I minimize my pollen allergy?
Premedication with intranasal steroids and an antihistamine approximately two weeks before the start of the season is usually very helpful, and continuing that care for the balance will make a big difference. Also at those times, especially when . . .
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Allergy Action Plans
If allergy symptoms are getting you down, take charge and get help with these simple strategies.
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Eat a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods to relieve allergic reactions.