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Allergy Triggers Articles


The 411 on Food Allergies

An allergic reaction to a food is an unpleasant reaction caused by the immune system overreacting to a food. The most common type of food allergy is caused by an overly sensitive immune system that creates IgE antibodies directed against an otherwise harmless protein in the food.

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Going on Vacation?

Thinking of traveling by plane or train? Taking a road trip? Follow these tips to help prevent asthma and allergy flare-ups during your special adventure.

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Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Spoil Your Outdoor Fun

Outdoor spring and summer activi­ties can bring plenty of unwanted guests – from mosquitos and rain to your nosey next-door neighbor. The last thing you want to worry about is allergy and asthma triggers putting a damper on your warm weather plans. Before you resign yourself to spending these beautiful, sunny days indoors, try these tips to help you identify the allergy and asthma triggers that may be lurking in your backyard and prevent them from spoiling your outdoor fun.

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A Closer Look at Eye Allergies

If your eyes itch and are red, tearing, or burning, you may have eye allergies (also called allergic conjunctivitis), a condition that affects millions of Americans. Let’s take a closer look at this troublesome allergic condition and what you can do to get relief.

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Can’t Concentrate?

Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose aren’t the only symptoms of allergic diseases. Many people with allergic rhinitis also report feeling “slower” and drowsy. When their allergies are acting up, they have trouble concentrating and remembering.

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Cozy Up to an Allergy-Friendly Home

Millions of people experience allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens. These culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dan­der, cockroach droppings, and molds. While avoiding allergens is the most effective treatment approach, strict avoid­ance isn’t always possible. This winter, as temperatures drop and you begin spending more time indoors, consider making the following changes to mini­mize your allergy symptoms.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You don’t want to be a Scrooge. You really don’t. But every holi­day season you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you stuck sneezing, wheez­ing, and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing, and spreading cheer?

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Say Hello to Fall

With its cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and fun activities, fall is a favorite season for many people. But the arrival of harvest season also signals the arrival of fall allergies, causing headaches, stuffy noses, and sneezing that can put a damper on fall fun. If you’re one of more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma, the following tips can help you find relief and enjoy fall to the fullest.

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