ALLERGY BASICS

There are many types of allergies and allergic reactions. Get a basic overview of allergies, your immune system and why some people are more susceptible to allergies than others.
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Allergy Symptoms

One common type of symptom for a nasal allergy is a runny nose. Learn more about nasal allergies and their symptoms with the information that we gathered for you here.

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  • 3 Things Making Your Child's Allergies Worse (and How to Fix Them)

    3 Things Making Your Child's Allergies Worse (and How to Fix Them)

    Pollens, dust mites, pet allergens ... do you know what is bothering your allergic child? See common allergens and how to reduce your child's exposure to them. See more »

  • Allergies in Children

    Allergies in Children

    Puppies, pollen, peanuts -- these are common triggers for allergic reactions in kids with wonky immune systems. How could a kitten cause a kid's antibodies to go into overdrive? See more »

  • How Allergies Work

    How Allergies Work

    If you've got allergies, you know the drill -- sneezing, wheezing, itching. Know why you get these symptoms? You may be surprised at the answer. Learn about the immune-system mix-up we call an "allergy." See more »

  • Watery Eyes? 5 Things You Didn't Know About Eye Allergies

    Watery Eyes? 5 Things You Didn't Know About Eye Allergies

    If you're one of the many sufferers of any eye allergy, you know how uncomfortable they can be. What don't you know about eye allergies that just may help? See more »

  • 10 Allergy Myths

    10 Allergy Myths

    As if suffering from an allergy isn't bad enough, many people plagued by allergies also have to sort out lots of conflicting evidence and erroneous advice. To set the record straight, here are some of the most common myths about allergies. See more »

  • 5 Common Allergens

    5 Common Allergens

    Can you identify household and common allergens? Recognize common allergens and learn how to deal with their side effects. See more »

  • 5 Signs That Your Child Has Allergies

    5 Signs That Your Child Has Allergies

    If your child seems to get ill more often than average, maybe it is time to ask if they suffer from allergies. See these seven signs that your child may be suffering from allergies. See more »

  • Allergies and Immune System

    Allergies and Immune System

    Allergies and your immune system are closely related to one another. Find out how your immune system can make you more susceptible to contracting an allergy. See more »

  • Allergy and Asthma Lifestyle Tips

    Allergy and Asthma Lifestyle Tips

    Life with allergies or asthma doesn't have to be miserable. Learn more about dealing with allergies and asthma in this article. See more »

  • Allergy and Asthma Quiz

    Allergy and Asthma Quiz

    How knowledgeable are you on allergies and asthma? Take our allergy and asthma quiz and see how well you do. See more »

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