Allergies - Original Articles

The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance, and Sensitivity

True allergies—which can be life threatening—are often confused with less serious food sensitivities. Learn about the differences.

Top Tips to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies

Don't let your child feel like a food allergy is holding them back. Learn how to be the advocate they need with these key strategies.

5 Top Congestion Fighters

You're congested, and you're miserable. But you don't have to let a little cold slow you down. Here are five remedies to try and one remedy to avoid.

Cure for Cat Allergies? Scientists Are Getting Close

Scientists have discovered why a protein causes allergic reactions to cat dander. Their research promises to pave a path to prevention for many cat allergy sufferers.

All About Pink Eye

What are the symptoms? How is it treated? Read on for the facts about this contagious eye infection.

Should You Try Allergy Shots?

When severe allergies have you in their grip, allergen immunotherapy (also known as allergy shots or injections) may help you find relief. Here's what you need to know.

Navigating Social Invitations When You Have Allergies

Read on for smart ways to safeguard your health and still be a gracious guest.

Yes, You Can Deal With a Restricted Diet

When a medical condition means you or a loved one must change how you eat, it feels overwhelming. Start here.

New Treatment Options for Treating Severe Allergic Reactions

If you depend on epinephrine auto-injectors in the case of a severe allergic reaction, know there are new treatments available.

Allergies and Asthma: What's the Connection?

Learn more about these chronic conditions, both which affect millions of Americans.

4 Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

Gluten can lurk where you'd least expect it. Arm yourself with knowledge when it comes to these four common foods.

Frequently Asked Questions About Allergies

From annoying allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction, here’s the lowdown on what you need to know.

Are You Sabotaging Your Allergies?

If you're ignoring these eight guidelines, your allergy symptoms may not have the opportunity to improve.

Why That Rash? You Might Be Surprised

If you're prone skin reactions and can't figure out why, you may be allergic or sensitive to common products you use every day.

What's Your Allergy IQ?

Allergy questions are nothing to sneeze at. Here, we answer six common concerns.

Sinus Infection or Something More?

Pressure in your sinuses is nothing to sneeze at. And when it's accompanied by pain and foul-smelling nasal discharge, it could mean something more.

Could You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated condition distinguished by fatigue that isn't relieved by rest. Does this sound familiar?

Your Partner or Your Pet? Loving Someone With Allergies

You love your pet. But what happens if your significant other can't set foot in your home without coughing or sneezing? Don't let allergies end your relationship. Read on for ways to solve the problem.

Will Giving Up Gluten Deliver Weight Loss?

Limiting gluten in your diet can be beneficial if you have celiac disease, but others simple avoid it in order to drop pounds. Gluten-free diets are hot, but there are some drawbacks.

Is It Seasonal Hair Loss or Alopecia?

If, every fall, you lose a lot of locks, you could simply be experiencing seasonal hair loss. It's nothing to worry about, except if you notice a few other things.

Milk Allergy or Intolerance: What's the Difference?

Symptoms of lactose intolerance and an allergic reaction to milk are different. Here's how to tell them apart and what it means for you if you have to forgo dairy products for either reason.

Growing Up With Cows Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Children who live on dairy farms and drink unpasteurized milk appear to have immunity against asthma and allergies. New findings help identify why this is the case.

The Secret to Surviving Allergy Season

One simple step will help reduce allergy symptoms: Removing your clothes when you come in from outside. Here's why.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

For many, sinusitis means uncomfortable symptoms that may require the right treatment to overcome.

Coming Clean About "Good" Germs, "Bad" Germs, and Childhood Allergies

Can children be too clean? Some researchers say yes, and believe that an overemphasis on hygiene could be to blame for the rise in allergies among kids today.

Breathe Easier Tonight: How A Humidifier Can Help

Depending on your triggers, adding or removing the moisture in your bedroom air can lessen the risk of an asthma attack.

Does That Food Contain Allergens? Ask Your Cell Phone

If you’re at risk of having a life-threatening reaction to something you eat or drink, a new cell phone device and app is about to make your life a lot easier.

How Social Situations Affect Your Child's Food Allergies

If your child has a food allergy, her risk of suffering a reaction may increase as she gets older. Here's why.

Male Facial Hair: Shave It or Leave It?

Pro: It protects the face from too much sun. Con: It tends to trap allergens. Know the drawbacks and benefits of donning a beard.

If Your EpiPen Fails

What should you do in the rare instance this lifesaving treatment doesn't work the way it should?
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