Allergies - Treatments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

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

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.

If Your EpiPen Fails

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

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your head aches, your eyes hurt, and you're sneezing, coughing, and experiencing chills. Is it a bad cold, or could this be the start of the flu?

Allergy Treatments: 10 to Carry With You

From decongestants to eye drops, keep these essentials on-hand wherever you go.

Are You at Risk for Histamine Poisoning?

You've heard of histamine when it comes to allergies, but did you know it can also play a role in food poisoning?

Put Allergic Asthma to "Sleep" With This

A new asthma treatment device promises to reduce nocturnal attacks and improve quality of life.

Taking Your Child to the Hospital?

Care for your child with confidence with these 10 tips.

A Groundbreaking New Allergy Treatment

Created by Notre Dame scientists, see what this cutting-edge allergy treatment can do to eliminate your allergies without compromising the strength of your immune system.

Chili Peppers Can Offer Nasal Allergy Relief

Chili peppers could hold the key to sinus relief.

Should You Pin Your Hopes on Acupuncture for Allergies?

Acupuncture therapy may help you feel better if conventional treatment methods have failed in helping your manage allergies. Many allergy sufferers have found success using this alternative method to address their seasonal symptoms.

Hay Fever Vaccinations: Your Best Shot at Getting Allergies Under Control

What if you could end your hay fever (allergic rhinitis) symptoms for good? A new hay fever vaccine could make this possible by preventing or reducing common seasonal allergy symptoms in just a few easy steps.

Laser Allergy Treatments: Hype or For Real?

A new laser device originating from Australia has recently become available in the United States. It claims to help patients zap away their allergies. But many experts question whether the results are for real.

Can Sublingual Immunotherapy Ease Your Allergies?

Wish there was a magic formula that could make your allergies go away? While no medication can completely erase your immune system's response to allergens, a form of treatment called sublingual immunotherapy may provide some welcome relief.

How an Allergist Can Help You

You take your car to a qualified mechanic when you need maintenance or repairs, don't you? But do you also seek out the same excellent level of care when it comes to your health? If you're coping with allergy symptoms, it's important to rely on the expertise of an allergist who's specifically trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the immune system.

Allergy Medicine Overview: Which One is Best For You?

Your allergies will begin blooming right along with the flowers and other greenery. Experts say that avoiding your triggers is always the best way to head off your seasonal suffering. But if you can't escape pollen, mold, and other allergens, it's essential that you find the right allergy medication to tackle your allergy symptoms.

Allergy Treatments May Spark Aluminum Allergy

Is it possible that allergy immunotherapy--a treatment that helps your body build up a tolerance to your worst allergy triggers--can simultaneously put you at risk for developing a new allergy?

Are You Allergic to Insulin or Insulin Resistant?

The terms are so similar that it's easy to confuse being allergic to insulin with insulin resistance.
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