Allergies - Causes

Is it Allergies or a Summer Cold?

Five clues to help you figure it out.

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.

Why Some People Suffer From Allergies

Histamines are an important part of our immune systems, but when they overreact, they can cause serious harm.

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.

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.

All About Pink Eye

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

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.

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.

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.

If Your EpiPen Fails

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

Are You Allergic to Your Laundry?

Far from a tame activity, doing the wash presents a plethora of potential allergy triggers.

5 High-Risk Spots for Food Allergies

Dangers can lurk anywhere from the ball game to the dentist's office. Here's how to protect yourself.

Are You Allergic to the Sun?

There are four different rashes you can develop from a sun allergy, but you don't need to hide inside to fix them.

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?

Which Supplement Could Ignite Your Allergies?

If you're allergic to seafood, you'll want to double-check before popping this popular pill.

Hives: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Itchy, ugly welts can show up when you least expect them. Learn how to deal with hives.

Gluten Intolerance: Why It's a Growing Problem

Does it seem like everyone's sensitive to gluten these days? Here's why.

The Hidden Dangers of Herbal Supplements

Supplements like bee pollen can seem like a sure road to health, but user beware.

Ticks and Meat Allergies Share a Surprising Link

Ticks already spell trouble, and here's another reason why.

Contact Dermatitis? Yes, You Can Get It This Way

Take a look at five surprising causes for this common irritating skin condition.

Asthma's Two Types: Do You Have Intrinsic or Extrinsic?

Your symptoms reflect the type of asthma that you have. And knowing your type can help with treatment.

Asthma and Allergies Linked to a Dangerous Syndrome

Churg syndrome involves an overactive immune system that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body.
 
 

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