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Allergy Center

  General Overview

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.

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  InDepth: Allergic Rhinitis

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  Living With Allergies
Image for allergies and traveling articleAllergy desensitization alternative treatments

What are some alternatives to chronic itchy eyes and runny noses that don’t involve drugs or weekly allergy shots?

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.

  Preventing Allergies
Hay fever: should you move to escape the misery?

Is it true that moving to a new environment could cure your seasonal allergies? Or are there other alternatives?

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.

  Special Topics
Food allergy—it's nothing to sneeze at

What is a food allergy and what are your treatment options if you have one?

Treating latex allergy

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

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