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 Basics

Allergies are so commonplace that we often do not stop to think of how they occur. Those watery eyes and runny noses happen because your body rejects otherwise harmless substances.

What makes some people susceptible to allergies?

Why do some people suffer an allergic reaction to dog hair while others do not? The answer can be found in your genes. But there are other reasons why some people suffer allergic reactions.

What causes allergic reactions?

Allergies are the result of the immune system's mistaken response to a harmless substance like pollen, dust, or pet hair. The response can range from watery eyes to non-stop sneezing.

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.

Types of Allergens

Almost any substance can cause an allergic reaction. Learn more allergic reactions and what trigger them in this article.

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."

What else could be causing my allergy symptoms?

In many cases more than one allergy trigger could be causing symptoms to appear in your body. Check out what else could be causing your allergies to flare up.

What is an anaphylactic reaction?

If you have allergies and have ever felt an itching or metallic taste in your mouth then you know that you are having an anaphylactic reaction to something. Learn more about what causes this to happen and what you can do to prevent it.

What happens to your body when you contract an allergy?

There are many questions that you might have once you start noticing the symptoms of an allergy. Find out what you need to know if you start to suffer from an allergic reaction to something.

Will exercise help my nasal allergy?

More often than not an allergy can be reversed by using alternative methods to combat the symptoms. See what we uncovered about the relationship between exercising and nasal allergies.

Am I at risk for getting allergies?

Am I at risk to catch an allergy? Find out what you need to know about minimizing your risk of contracting an allergy with the help of this article.

How can I avoid allergy triggers?

How can I avoid allergy triggers? Learn more about how you can avoid allergy triggers with these helpful tips that we have gathered for you here.

How can I be sure I have nasal allergies?

How can I be sure I have nasal allergies? Learn more about the causes, symptoms and what you can do to treat your nasal allergies with the information that we have gathered for you here.

How common are nasal allergies?

One of the most common types of allergies that effect people are nasal allergies. Learn more about nasal allergies and the best treatments to ease their symptoms.