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
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Kanwaljit K. Brar, MD
Why do people often have both allergies and asthma?
Allergies and asthma are both examples of "atopy", which is a term that means your genes make you more likely to develop allergies. . .
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