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An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an alle

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Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma.

Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Pneumonitis is a condition caused by inhaling certain substances, leading to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

Raw milk may prevent allergy and asthma, but is it safe?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

More people are choosing to drink unpasteurized milk. Research shows that it can reduce allergy and asthma, but raw milk can also contain deadly bacteria.

Food allergy diagnosis by oral food challenge is safe, says study

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of 6,327 low-risk, non-research, open oral food challenges for diagnosing food allergies found that very few resulted in allergic reactions.

Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regeneration

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of...

Phytophotodermatitis: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Phytophotodermatitis is a reaction on the skin, caused by the combined exposure to certain plants and sunlight. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows.

Solar urticaria: Treatment, management, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Solar urticaria is a type of rash that occurs after exposure to sunlight. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and how the condition is treated and prevented.

Allergy wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is allergy wheezing? In this article, learn how allergies may cause wheezing and what the symptoms may be. How is allergy wheezing treated?

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases.

Common allergy drugs may prevent blood clots

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice suggests that common allergy drugs may offer a bleeding risk-free alternative to existing anti-clotting medication.

Alpha-gal allergy: What you need to know

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is an alpha-gal allergy and what are the causes of it? Learn about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and prevention methods.

A2 milk: What you need to know

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is A2 milk? This new milk on the market is supposedly healthier and easy to digest, but what is the truth? We look at the research.

Accidental poisoning by soap products: What to do

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Accidental poisoning by soap products can result from contact with any kind of chemical soap products. Learn what to do when accidental poisoning occurs.

Dust mite allergy: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions. Learn about the symptoms of dust mite allergy, how it is treated, and how to prevent it.

Tattoos: Does ink travel through your body?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After the tattoo needle punctures deep into your skin, most of the ink is lodged firmly in your dermis - but the rest goes on a journey.

What makes eyes itch?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.

Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.

Heavy breathing: Ten causes and treatments

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Heavy breathing can have a range of possible causes. In this article, learn about heavy breathing, why it happens, and how it can be treated.

Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample...

Allergy shots: Uses, effectiveness, and side effects

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

To keep their symptoms at bay, allergy sufferers may try many different treatments. What are allergy shots and when might they be used?

Cosmetic complaints climb but products still on market

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study highlights poor reporting to the FDA of potentially harmful cosmetic products and calls for better data along with policy changes.

Contact dermatitis: Triggers and treatment

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The unpleasant itching of contact dermatitis may be experienced by everyone once in their lifetime, but what is it? How can it be treated?

Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. While they don't carry disease, they may stop you from getting a good night's sleep.

Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.