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
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Paul Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
What is the relationship between asthma and food allergies?
Asthma from food allergy is relatively uncommon. Asthmatics are more likely than non-asthmatics to experience . . .
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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.