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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The number of Americans who suffer
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Dina Gottesman, MD
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