Allergy and Asthma

Detailed information on allergy and asthma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and treatment

Detailed information on allergy, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

The most effective ways to treat allergies are avoidance, allergy immunotherapy, and medicine.

Household pets, such as cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease with recurrent breathing problems.

Detailed information on synthetic and natural substances that cause sensitivity to the skin

Detailed information on allergy triggers and symptom control

Contact dermatitis is a reaction that happens after your skin comes in contact with certain substances. Skin irritants cause most contact dermatitis reactions. Other cases are caused by allergens, which trigger an allergic response.

Detailed information on allergy testing, including blood tests and skin tests.

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses.

Detailed information on egg allergy, a type of food allergy. Learn about egg-free recipes, reading food labels for an egg-free diet, and tips for safely eating out.

Exercise is a common trigger for many people with asthma. This is called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction or EIB. But living with EIB doesn't mean you need to give up exercise.

A food allergy is when your body has a bad immune reaction to a certain food. This is different than a food intolerance, which does not affect the immune system. Read on to learn more.

Detailed information on allergy and asthma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, control, and treatment

Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings

Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose

Symptoms of latex allergy include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, hives, flushing or a skin rash, itching, or swelling.

Detailed information on milk allergy, a type of food allergy. Learn about how to read a label for a milk-free diet, other possible sources of milk, and tips for eating out.

Many people with asthma have symptoms from triggers at work. This is called occupational asthma. Read on to find out how to get help with this problem.

A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs.

Detailed information on peanut allergy, a type of food allergy. Includes helpful tips on how to read food labels for a peanut-free diet.

Detailed information on poison ivy, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Pollen is the most common cause of hay fever. Read on for more information--and helpful tips for reducing the effects of hay fever during pollen season.

With proper asthma management and good prenatal care, most women with asthma can have healthy pregnancies.

Rhinitis is when a reaction occurs that causes a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Most types of rhinitis are caused by an inflammation. Here's what you need to know.

Detailed information on shellfish allergy, a type of food allergy. Includes how to read a label for a shellfish-free diet.

When you have a soy allergy, you must stay away from all foods or products containing soy. Read on for helpful information and tips about following a soy-free diet, from reading food labels to eating out.

Detailed information on symptomatic conditions of allergy, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, rhinitis, and urticaria

Most allergic reactions are a result of an immune system that responds to a "false alarm."

Detailed information on how to eat safely when you have a tree nut food allergy. Includes helpful tips on reading food labels and eating safely when you are not at home.

Detailed information on hives, including what food and medicines commonly cause them.

Detailed information on wheat allergy, a type of food allergy. Includes how to read a label for a wheat-free diet and tips when dining out.

Allergies are problems of the immune system. Normally the immune system attacks harmful things such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes it overreacts and responds to things that are normally harmless. These include dust, mold, pollen, or food.

Asthma is a chronic lung disease. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants). Here's what you need to know.

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disorder. It is also called eczema. It often affects infants and may last until adulthood. It causes itchy, scaly patches on the skin.

How asthma will affect a child throughout his/her lifetime varies, depending on the child.

An IgG deficiency is a health problem in which your body doesn’t make enough Immunoglobulin G (IgG). People with IgG deficiency are more likely to get infections.

Pemphigus is a rare group of autoimmune diseases. It causes blisters on the skin and mucous membranes throughout the body. Pemphigus vulgaris is the most common type of pemphigus.

Scientists have found a way to use the body's immune system to help treat or defend against a number of health problems. This treatment is known as immunotherapy.

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is a blood protein that's part of your immune system. Your body makes IgA to help fight off sickness. Having an IgA deficiency means that you have low levels or no immunoglobulin A in your bloodstream. 

A detailed look at the team of healthcare providers who will help you manage your asthma.

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a condition of the immune system. It causes swelling and irritation in blood vessels and other tissues.

Sjögren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the body's own immune system attacks its own cells and tissues by mistake. In this case, it attacks the glands that produce moisture. It commonly causes dry skin, dry eyes, and dry mouth.

Monoclonal gammopathies are conditions in which abnormal proteins are found in the blood.

Gaucher disease is a rare genetic disorder passed down from parents to children (inherited). When you have Gaucher disease, you are missing an enzyme that breaks down fatty substances called lipids. Lipids start to build up in certain organs such as your spleen and liver.

Wilson disease is a rare genetic disorder that is passed from parents to children (inherited). It prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper in your system.

Glycogen storage disease (GSD) is a rare condition that changes the way the body uses and stores glycogen, a form of sugar or glucose.

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