Allergy

ALLERGY CENTER

An allergy is the body’s hypersensitivity to substances in the environment. Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions. Read more about:

 

Allergic contact dermatitis

Food allergies

Insect allergies

Seasonal allergies

Healthy traveling with allergies

While you cannot allergy-proof your vacation, you can take steps to minimize the effects allergies might have on your vacation. Read here to find out how.

Pets and your child’s allergies

Does being around pets at a young age increase a child’s risk of developing allergies and asthma? Read here to find out what the research says.

Food allergy—it’s nothing to sneeze atWhat is a food allergy and what are your treatment options if you have one?

Preventing food allergies in infants and childrenWith all the buzz about food allergies, you may be wondering how you can protect your child. Learn the basics about food allergies and if there is anything you can do to keep your child allergy-free.

Treating latex allergyA latex allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to proteins found in the natural rubber latex. Read here to find out more.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology http://www.aaaai.org Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America http://www.aafa.org National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) http://www.niaid.nih.gov

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