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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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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.

Ten best home remedies for poison ivy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is poison ivy and how can it be recognized? Learn about the ten best home remedies for poison ivy rash and how poison ivy can be avoided.

Yellow jacket stings: What to do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.

Sun poisoning: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Sun poisoning is a relatively uncommon condition similar to a sunburn. In addition to pain, swelling, and itchy skin, it can cause long-term complications.

Drug allergies: What you need to know

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

While many drugs cause side effects, some medications can cause an allergic reaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment in this article.

Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?

Potato allergy: Risk factors and symptoms

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What causes a potato allergy and who gets a potato allergy? Learn about the complications caused by the allergy and what foods should be avoided.

Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis.

Can you be allergic to coffee?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But could it be an allergy?

Can you be allergic to sugar?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we investigate what causes adverse reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.

Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.

Kiwi allergy: What you need to know

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the signs and symptoms of a kiwi fruit allergy and what are the causes? Learn about kiwi allergies in children and how to avoid a trigger.

Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.

Are food allergies overdiagnosed?

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.

Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of childhood and adult-onset asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies.

Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.

Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma.

Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.

Itchy throat: Causes and remedies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?

Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more.

Variation in interpretation of allergy tests in UK and Europe

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe.