Allergy Blog

Are You Allergic to Pets?

More than 60 percent of American households own a pet. Our national affinity for animals is clear, but what happens if you have pet allergies and can’t get the animal that you’ve been hoping for. Or, even worse, what happens if you already have a pet and soon find...

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Is my Rash Infectious?

Many people have experienced a skin rash. Sometimes you may be able to identify the source easily. Other times, you may not. You may be wondering if you should go out in public with the rash or avoid contact with others. Here’s a look at some contagious skin...

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Are your Actions Making your Allergies Worse?

People welcome the warmer weather of spring, but the season can also present challenges—including allergies. The greening grass and blooming flowers of spring are beautiful, but they can make you feel miserable. There are a number of measures that you can take to...

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Cat Allergies

One in ten Americans has a pet allergy, with the cat as the most common culprit. Many people mistakenly think that the cat’s fur causes the allergy, but it is the proteins in the cat’s saliva, urine and dander that trigger reactions. The immune system should simply...

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Try These Tips for Avoiding Allergens

If you have allergies, you can mitigate their effects with a few simple avoidance efforts. Consider these tips for improving your quality of life during allergy season. Delay your errands You may enjoy leaving your house to run errands or doing yard work first thing...

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Are Nighttime Allergies Keeping You Up?

Allergies often keep people awake at night, resulting in sleepiness and fatigue during the daytime. The lack of sleep could be caused by nasal congestion, a runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Sleep deprivation has many dire consequences, such as heart complications...

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Allergy Myths

There are a lot of interesting ideas floating around out there about allergies. Some have their basis in reality but have become distorted over time. Others are true, and some are patently false. The following are some of the common myths about allergies: People who...

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