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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Some people think that hairless cats don't cause allergic reactions. Learn whether hairless cats cause allergies in this article.

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Gluten can cause skin disorders in people who are allergic. Find out more about how a gluten allergy can affect your skin from this article.

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Even if you don't want to speak up, the safest way to deal with food allergies in the workplace is to tell your boss and colleagues about your allergies. Learn how to deal with food allergies in the workplace in this article.

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Wheat and gluten allergies are not the same. Find out more about the differences between wheat and gluten allergies from this article.

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If you have a gluten allergy you do not have celiac disease. Learn whether if you have a gluten allergy, you have celiac disease, in this article.

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Dizziness is one symptom of a gluten allergy. Find out more about why some people with a gluten allergy suffer from dizziness in this article.

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A chemical called histamine causes most allergic symptoms. Learn whether food allergies can cause a rash in this article.

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Food allergies are the result of a mistake by your immune system. Learn whether food allergies can cause swelling in this article.

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Skin allergies occur when you touch a substance you're allergic to. Learn whether you can get a skin allergy from dogs in this article.

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It is unlikely but possible that your baby could be allergic to baby food. Learn whether your baby can be allergic to baby food in this article.

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When you think of pet allergies, you probably think of sensitivity to cats and dogs. Learn whether rabbits can cause allergies in this article.

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Soy and peanuts are among the top food allergens in the United States. Learn whether there's a connection between peanut allergies and soy in this article.

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Egg allergies mean avoiding all foods with eggs in them. Learn whether there's a vaccination for egg allergies in this article.

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Shellfish allergies are fairly prevalent among adults. Learn some common symptoms of a shellfish allergy in this article.

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Shellfish allergies can be divided into two groups. Learn about the common types of shellfish that cause allergies in this article.

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Allergies to shellfish are normally lifelong annoyances once you develop them. Learn what's in shellfish that causes an allergy in this article.

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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.

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If you have allergies, you probably know that dreaded dust mites live in your mattresses, carpets and rugs. But what kind of vacuum works best to remove these eight-legged intruders?

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If you have pets, you're likely to have fur issues. A pet-hair-filled house can be a challenge for any vacuum cleaner -- and not all floor cleaners are created equally. Making the right purchase requires careful consideration of several factors.

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If you're one of 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, your bedroom may contribute to frequent sniffling and sneezing. Specifically, mattress allergens may be to blame. So what can you do to prevent reactions and get on with your day?

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Animal dander, or pet dander, can trigger an allergic reaction where the symptoms commonly associated with it are a runny nose and watery eyes.

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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.

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If you have a nasal allergy chances are that you are taking a decongestant to combat the symptoms, but be careful as they can have some side effects. Take a look at what the side effects of nasal decongestants can have on your body.

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Once you are aware that you have an allergy it is beneficial to have some test done to find out what is causing the allergy to appear. Learn more about testing for allergies and which diagnostic procedure is for you.

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A physical exam is an important tool that your doctor uses to gauge how healthy you are. See what a physician is looking for in a physical exam with the helpful information inside this article.

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