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Separating Allergy Fact from Fiction
The Greatest Allergy Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked

From gluten allergy and hypoaller­genic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and miscon­ceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information in the media and on the Internet. And some of the misconcep­tions can be damaging to your health if vaccinations are skipped and extreme dietary avoidances are taken.

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Holiday Celebrations Can Cause More Than a Hangover

Some people end up with more than a headache following a holiday party. For many Americans, ingredients in both food and beverages can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.

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9 Common Allergy Triggers

An allergen is an otherwise harmless substance that the immune system mistakes as being harmful. There are many types of allergens and conditions caused by them. Some people are allergic to lots of things. Some people are allergic to only one thing or to very few things. What a person is allergic to is determined by many different factors, including the environment, a person’s genes, and the way the immune system works. Here are the nine most common types of allergens.

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Using Powder-Free Latex Gloves Reduces Latex Allergy Rate in Healthcare Workers

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in healthcare workers have demonstrated that the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers.

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