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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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

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.

By Linnea Lundgren

Food allergies are a hypersensitivity by the immune system to certain foods. Allergic reactions can range from tingling lips to abdominal cramps to even shock. Learn more about food allergies.

By Linnea Lundgren

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Your kids are right -- there is a monster lurking in the bedroom and basement. However, the monster isn't lurking in a closet, instead it's home allergens.

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Did you know that animals can cause allergy symptoms to appear without even coming into direct contact with a person? Check out what you should know about animal allergies in this article.

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Children are usually more susceptible to food allergies. Find out why children can contract a food allergy and what you can do to prevent them from acquiring food related allergies.

By Anne Munoz-Furlong

How can I monitor my blood pressure from home? Take a look at how a person can safely and conveniently take their blood pressure from the comfort of their on home in this article.

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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."

By Steve Beach