Allergies

Food, animal dander and the environment are all reasons that some people experience allergic reactions. Learn about the types of allergies and treatment options.

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Antihistamines are commonly used to treat the symptoms associated with an allergy. Find out about the benefits of what an antihistamine can do for your allergy symptoms.

By Karen Serrano, MD

One of the best ways to keep allergy free is avoiding allergy triggers. Learn more about allergy triggers and what you can do to elude them.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Sometimes simple lifestyle changes can cure allergy symptoms. Learn what you can do to your lifestyle to treat allergies.

By Karen Serrano, MD

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Choosing an allergy specialist is an important step in identifying and treating an allergy. Check out what you need to know about searching for the right allergy specialist.

By Karen Serrano, MD

What can you do if cockroaches are causing an allergy to appear on your body? Learn more about how cockroaches and allergies are related and what you can do to treat both of them.

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The conditions related to allergies can be very different from one another. Learn more about the relationship between the conditions and an allergy with the help of the information inside this article.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Allergy testing can help to identify a specific allergy. Learn more about allergy testing and why it is a valuable tool in diagnosing and treating an allergy.

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Do allergies have your head feeling like a bag of bricks? Check out what a decongestant can do to help alleviate the symptoms of a congested head.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Dust mites are commonly linked to allergies because of their effect on a person's immune system. Lean more about how you can protect yourself against dust mites.

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Preventing an allergy is just as important as treating one. Learn more about the steps that you can take to avoid contracting allergy with the helpful tips inside this article.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Immunotherapy is a common treatment for many types of allergies. Check out what immunotherapy is all about and how it can treats allergies inside the body.

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Keeping track of allergies can help treat and avoid future allergies. Find out what you need to keep tabs on when tracking your allergies that have affected you.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Limiting allergies when traveling will make for a healthier more enjoyable trip. Discover what you can do to reduce the potential of acquiring an allergy while exploring the open road.

By Karen Serrano, MD

What you think might be an allergy could be a more serious medical condition. Find out what you can do if an allergy seems to be more than just an allergic reaction.

By Karen Serrano, MD

One common type of allergy that effects many people are pet allergies. Learn more about why pets cause allergies in people and what are the best ways to treat pet allergies.

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Pet dander and allergies have a unique relationship. Discover why pet dander can trigger allergies to appear in people and what are the bests solutions to treat them inside this article.

By Karen Serrano, MD

A physical exam is a wonderful way to see and diagnose an allergy. Learn more about what a physical exam can reveal about an allergy with the information inside this article.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Pollen is a driving force behind many allergy flare ups. Learn more about what pollen count is and how it relates to your allergies.

By Karen Serrano, MD

Seasonal allergies can affect people at different times of the year. Learn about the different types and causes of seasonal allergies.

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Allergen free gardens can help reduce your allergy symptoms. Check out the benefits, options and types of plants that can help make your garden allergen free.

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Pet allergies can have an impact on an entire family, even those who are nonallergic. So what do you do if you have a pet and the allergies start to flare up? The debate is a tough one.

By Linnea Lundgren & Jeff Wald

Every room in your house is a potential host for the sources of allergies -- pet hair, dust and mold. But keeping an allergen-free house is not an impossibility. Learn more about allergy-proofing your home.

By Linnea Lundgren & Jeff Wald

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.

By Linnea Lundgren & Jeff Wald

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In order to maintain an allergen-free home, it is important to monitor your home climate systems. This means making sure your air conditioner, dehumidifier and heaters are not generating allergens.

By Linnea Lundgren

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.

By Linnea Lundgren