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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Mold is a common allergy trigger that should be taken very seriously. Check out what you need to know about mold, how to treat it and what medications work best to fight an allergy that is attributed to mold exposure.

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.

By Karen Serrano, MD

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

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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 nearly everywhere on the planet -- except the polar ice caps and at extremely high elevations. That makes it almost impossible to escape. You can, however, limit your exposure by following these tips.

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.

By Karen Serrano, MD

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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

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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What does constant sneezing signal about my health? Learn more about the signs of allergies and what they mean to your health.

By Dr. Rob Danoff

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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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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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

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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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What's the poison in poison ivy that's so bad for your skin? Learn about this frustrating plant poison.

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