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Diseases & Conditions : Allergy and Asthma

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    • All About Allergy

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

    • All About Asthma

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

    • Allergen: Insect Stings

      Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings

    • Allergens: Animals

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

    • Allergens: Chemical Sensitivity

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

    • Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites

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

    • Allergens: Food

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

    • Allergens: Mold

      Mold spores or fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs, where they cause allergic reactions or asthma.

    • Allergens: Poison Ivy / Poison Oak

      Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can all cause bumps and blisters that itch. Teach your children what these plants look like and how to avoid them.

    • Allergens: Pollen

      Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as "hay fever."

    • Allergens: Triggers of Allergy Attacks

      Detailed information on allergy triggers and symptom control

    • Allergies and the Immune System

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

    • Allergy and Asthma Statistics

      More than 22 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma. Find out other facts and figures on this chronic disease.

    • Allergy Overview
    • Asthma and Children

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

    • Asthma and Exercise

      Exercise-induced asthma is different from the typical asthma that is triggered by allergens and/or irritants.

    • Asthma and Pregnancy

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

    • Asthma Overview
    • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

      Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.

    • Contact Dermatitis

      Detailed information on contact dermatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Diagnostic Procedures for Allergy

      Detailed information on allergy testing, including blood testing (rast testing) and scratch testing

    • Diet for Lactose Intolerance

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

    • Egg Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on egg allergy, a type of food allergy, including egg-free recipes and egg substitutes

    • Glossary - Allergy and Asthma

      Online medical glossary of terms relating to allergy and asthma written for patients and consumers

    • Home Page - Allergy and Asthma

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

    • IgG Deficiencies

      Immunoglobulin G, also known as IgG, is one type of a special kind of protein in the body called immunoglobulin. A person with an IgG deficiency is more likely to get infections.

    • IgG Deficiencies

      Immunoglobulin G, also known as IgG, is one type of a special kind of protein in the body called immunoglobulin. A person with an IgG deficiency is more likely to get infections.

    • IgG Deficiencies

      Immunoglobulin G, also known as IgG, is one type of a special kind of protein in the body called immunoglobulin. A person with an IgG deficiency is more likely to get infections.

    • IgG Deficiencies

      Immunoglobulin G, also known as IgG, is one type of a special kind of protein in the body called immunoglobulin. A person with an IgG deficiency is more likely to get infections.

    • IgG Deficiencies

      Immunoglobulin G, also known as IgG, is one type of a special kind of protein in the body called immunoglobulin. A person with an IgG deficiency is more likely to get infections.

    • Latex Allergy

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

    • Management of Asthma

      One part of asthma management is to identify and avoid the things that trigger your asthma. You also need to understand how to take your asthma medications.

    • Milk Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on milk allergy, a type of food allergy, including milk-free recipes and milk substitutes

    • Occupational Asthma

      Occupational asthma is often a reversible condition, which means the symptoms may disappear when the irritants that caused the asthma are avoided.

    • Online Resources - Allergy and Asthma

      List of online resources to find additional information on allergy and asthma

    • Peak Flow Meter

      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.

    • Peanut Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on peanut allergy, a type of food allergy, including potential sources of peanut protein and other sources of peanut and peanut products

    • Pemphigus Vulgaris

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

    • Pemphigus Vulgaris

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

    • Pemphigus Vulgaris

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

    • Pemphigus Vulgaris

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

    • Pemphigus Vulgaris

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

    • Rhinitis

      Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the eyes, nose, and throat when airborne irritants such as pollen or mold trigger allergy symptoms.

    • Shellfish Allergy Diet

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

    • Soy Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on soy allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a soy-free diet and other potential sources of soy or soy product

    • Symptomatic Conditions of Allergy

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

    • Topic Index - Allergy and Asthma

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

    • Treatment for Allergy

      The three most effective ways to treat allergies are avoidance, immunotherapy, and medication.

    • Treatment for Asthma

      Two types of medication are used to treat asthma: long-term control medication and short-term, quick-relief medication.

    • Tree Nut Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on tree nut allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a tree nut-free diet

    • Triggers for Asthma Attacks

      Asthma triggers include pollen, mold, animal dander, and air pollutants such as tobacco smoke.

    • Urticaria / Hives

      Detailed information on urticaria, also called hives, including what food and medicines commonly cause hives

    • Wheat Allergy Diet

      Detailed information on wheat allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a wheat-free diet