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About.com Allergies: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:13:16 +0000

 



Pictures of Itchy Skin Rashes

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn what the most common forms of itchy skin rashes look like.



What Are the Different Symptoms of Grass...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the different symptoms that grass allergy can cause.



Itching

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out the most common causes of itching and how itching can be treated.



Allergy to Bandages and Adhesives

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out all about adhesive allergy, including the diagnosis and treatment of this irritating skin condition.



Sunscreen Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Sunscreens are used to protect from the dangers of sun exposure. Some of the chemicals in them cause allergic reactions, mostly contact dermatitis.



What You Need to Know About Sulfite Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Sulfites in foods and medications can worsen asthma symptoms, result in hives and allergies, and even cause life-threatening anaphylaxis.



Deodorant and Antiperspirant Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about deodorant and antiperspirant allergy, including the causes, diagnosis and treatment of this common problem.



Skin Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Have an itchy rash? Think it might be due to skin allergies? Start here to learn the basics of allergic skin rashes and which type you may have.



What medicines should I take for hives?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the best medicines to treat hives.



Sulfa Drug Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Allergic reactions to sulfa medications, also called sulfonamides, are a common occurrence.



Causes of Cough

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out the most common causes of cough, how a cough should be evaluated, and the treatments used for the various types.



Hives and Swelling

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Hives and swelling, also known as urticaria and angioedema, are a common problem and can easily be treated with the right medicines.



Eyelid Rash

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the most common causes of an eyelid rash, and how these various conditions are treated.



Zyrtec

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn if Zyrtec is a good antihistamine for the treatment of allergies.



Hives and Heat Rash

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out more about the symptoms of cholinergic urticaria, how it's diagnosed and the treatments available.



What types of anti-itch creams are good to use?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out which types of anti-itch creams should be avoided, and which types are safe to use.



What's Causing Your Eczema Flare-Ups?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is described, including presentation at different ages, symptoms, and diagnosis. Discussion also includes common triggers, both irritant and allergic, known to worsen atopic dermatitis.



Can a Woman Be Allergic to her Period?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the different types of allergic rashes that occur during the menstrual cycle, including autoimmune progesterone dermatitis and catamenial anaphylaxis.



Do Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Although there are a number of potential causes, yes, allergies can be the cause of your sore throat. But 'sore throat' can refer to a lot of things.



Angioedema

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about angioedema, a potentially life-threatening swelling of the lips, throat and tongue, and its possible causes and treatments.



Does sun exposure help eczema?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn why sun exposure can actually help people with eczema.



Best Treatment for Hives

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Hives, also called urticaria, make people miserable. Learn all about hives, including the best treatment available for this common condition.



Sulfa Allergy and Sulfite Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out about allergy to sulfa, sulfites, sulfates and sulfur.



Rash from the Sun

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out more about solar urticaria, how it's diagnosed and the treatments available.



Sun Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

There are many forms of sun allergy. Find out what form of sun allergy that you may have, as well as how these diseases are diagnosed and treated.



Allegra

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Allegra (or fexofenadine) is a newer generation medication for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and urticaria (hives).



Can I Use Allergy Eye Drops If I Wear Contact...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn if you can wear contact lenses while using allergy eye drops.



The Complete Guide to Treating Seasonal Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Think you might have seasonal allergies? Find out which types of pollens cause allergies during different times of the year.



Does Singulair Differ From Antihistamine for...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out how Singulair is different from antihistamines for the treatment of allergies.



Creams for Eczema

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Atopic dermatitis can usually be well controlled with good skin care and prevention measures.



Recognizing Allergy Symptoms: Learn What to...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about what the most common allergy symptoms are from a board certified allergist.



Claritin for Allergies and Hives

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out if Claritin is a good antihistamine to take for the treatment of hay fever and hives.



Mosquito Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out about mosquito allergy and what can be done to prevent and treat the reactions.



Hydrocortisone Cream for Itchy Skin Rash

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn how hydrocortisone cream is an effective treatment for many types of allergic skin rashes, as well as insect bites and skin forms of dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis).



Nasal Steroid Sprays for Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about nasal steroids, including the different brands available, and what the major differences are between the brands.



Eczema

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn everything you need to know about eczema.



Spice Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about spice allergy, including symptoms that may occur, how spice allergy is diagnosed, as well as the treatments that are available.



What Is Contact Dermatitis?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

The location of contact dermatitis can be a major clue as to the cause of the symptoms. A diagnosis is made with the use of a patch test, which along with the location of the rash and the history of contact with various chemicals. Learn the common causes of contact dermatitis based on the location of the rash.



Are 3 Month Allergy Shots Safe?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Many people get a once a season allergy shot for the treatment of allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, these shots typically include corticosteroids, which can cause severe side effects if taken too often.



Causes of Hives

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out what may be causing your hives, whether acute or chronic: Viral infection, allergic reaction, stress, chronic infections, metabolic diseases.



What Do Pollen Counts Mean for Allergies?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn how pollen counts are obtained, and what they mean for your allergies.



Why Do We Get Allergic Reactions?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn more about allergic reactions, including the treatment of these potentially life-threatening reactions.



Can Stress Cause Hives?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

There are numerous causes of hives, including stress. Learn about different types of stress that have been commonly shown to cause and worsen hives.



Antihistamines

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about antihistamines, including how they work, what they treat, which ones are available OTC, and side effects that may occur.



Dermatographism

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about the causes and treatment of dermatographism.



Hay Fever Symptoms

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) from Dr. Daniel More, a board-certified allergist.



Scabies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about scabies, including the symptoms of this common skin infection, how the condition is diagnosed and treated, as well as ways to reduce the chances of recurrence.



Antihistamines for Nasal Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out which antihistamines work the best to treat hay fever and which ones have the least amount of sedation.



Can Allergy Medicines Really Stop Working?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Do allergy medicines stop working? Learn why this happens, and how you should deal with this common problem.



Hair Dye Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about hair dye allergy, including the most common causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



Allergies That Occur While at the Beach

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the different types of allergic reactions that can occur during a day at the beach.



Symptoms and Treatment of Eye Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Many people suffer from red, itchy, irritated eyes. This could be as a result of eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis. Learn more about this common allergic disease, symptoms that you may experience, testing that can be done and treatments that are available.



Steroid Side Effects

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Oral and injected steroids can cause significant short-term and long-term side effects. Learn about the side effects of systemic steroid use.



Over-The-Counter Eye Drops for Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out whether you can use over-the-counter eye drops for eye allergies and why over-the-counter drops may not be a good idea.



Sinus Infection

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn the basics of sinusitis, including the types of sinus infections, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.



Can I Use Topical Steroid Creams on My Face?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

You might be surprised about the kinds of side effects that can occur from the prolonged use of topical steroid creams on the face.



Cephalosporins and Penicillin Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn if a person with a pencillin allergy can safely take cephalosporin antibiotics.



What is the best medicine for allergies?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

There are numerous medications available for the treatment of allergy symptoms. Find out the best medicine for your symptoms.



Nasacort, Flonase, Zyrtec, Claritin or Allegra...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Should you use Nasacort, Flonase, Zyrtec, Claritin or Allegra for Allergies?



Allergy Blood Testing

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about skin testing as a method to test for allergies.



What Exactly Is an Allergy?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Most everyone has an idea of what allergies are, but an allergist's definition of an allergy is quite different.



Benadryl

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn why Benadryl may not be the best antihistamine choice for the treatment of allergies, and which other antihistamines are better choices.



Oral Candidiasis and Thrush From Inhaled Steroids

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Some people get oral thrush from using inhaled steroids, even if good mouth rinsing and tooth brushing techniques are followed.



Nasal Sprays for Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Nasal sprays are the most effective medications for the treatment of nasal allergies.



Dog Breeds for People with Dog Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

While there is no such thing as a non-allergenic dogs, certain breeds of dogs cause fewer allergies than others.



Itchy Rash After Swimming

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn what causes an itchy rash after swimming in a lake or the ocean.



Spider Bites

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the different types of spider bites that may occur in the United States.



Allergies to IV Dye

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Many people have experienced allergic reactions as a result of receiving IV dye for a cat scan or MRI. Learn all about allergies to IV dye.



Flovent, QVAR, Pulmicort, Alvesco, or Asmanex

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

There are a number of different inhaled steroids available to treat asthma. Which one should you use: Flovent, QVAR, Pulmicort, Alvesco, or Asmanex?



Should You Use an Expired EpiPen?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out if you should ever use an expired EpiPen to treat anaphylaxis or other severe allergic reaction.



Do Antihistamines Cause Weight Gain?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out if the use of antihistamines could result in weight gain.



Bee Sting Allergy Treatment

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out about bee sting allergy, who should undergo testing, and the treatments that are available.



Eczema Treatment

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out about the different types of topical steroids used to treat eczema, as well as the side effects topical steroids may cause.



Coffee Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Can you be allergic to coffee, or could it be the caffeine? Find out how common coffee allergy is.



Are There Any Generic Asthma Inhalers?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn if there are any generic asthma inhalers available.



What Are the Symptoms of MSG Allergy?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a commonly used food enhancer that frequently causes symptoms of food intolerance, but not a true food allergy.



Sinus Rinse

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Sinus rinses have been shown to be a beneficial therapy in the treatment and prevention of sinus infections and allergic rhinitis.



Albuterol Inhalers for Asthma

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the various types of albuterol inhalers for the treatment of asthma, and whether there's any significant differences between them.



Is Post Nasal Drip Caused by Allergies?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

While post nasal drip may be caused by allergies, there are a number of other diseases than can cause this debilitating symptom.



How Electronic Cigarettes Could Affect...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about e-cigarettes, and whether these devices are safe for people with allergies and asthma.



Asian Ladybug Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Asian ladybugs are a newly described indoor allergy trigger, and are infesting homes around North America. Find out more about Asian ladybug allergy.



Zaditor and Alaway for Eye Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the use of Zaditor and Alaway eye drops for the treatment of itchy eyes associated with allergic conjunctivitis.



Treatment for Itchy Eyes

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about the available treatments for itchy eyes, including the use of various eye drops, oral antihistamines and nasal sprays.



Aspirin Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out the symptoms of aspirin or NSAID allergy, how this disease process is diagnosed, and the treatment options available.



Itchy Skin Rashes

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about some of the most common types of itchy skin rashes.



How to Treat Bee Sting Allergy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

An allergist describes the best way to treat allergic reactions caused by bee stings.



Keratosis Pilaris

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Do you have a sandpaper-like rash on your upper arms, thighs or face that doesn't itch? It may not be eczema, but keratosis pilaris.



Allergic Reactions to Hand Washing

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the most common causes of hand rashes, and the best ways to prevent and treat this common problem.



How Exactly Does Pollen Cause Allergies?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn what pollen is, how it causes allergies, and ways to determine if you're allergic to pollen.



Itching and Rashes During Pregnancy

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the most common causes of itching and rashes during pregnancy, and the treatments for each.



Swelling From Bee Stings and Mosquito Bites

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn why localized swelling at the sites of mosquito bites and insect stings may not be of major concern.



Triggers of Contact Dermatitis to Watch Out For

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

With thousands of chemicals having the ability to cause contact dermatitis, it may be difficult to determine the exact source.



What Is Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn all about patch testing for contact dermatitis and how this test differs from allergy skin testing.



Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

There are numerous types of medications used to treat allergic rhinitis, and the choices can be overwhelming. Learn about the best medicines.



Side Effects of Inhaled Steroids

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

The are some potentially adverse reactions from inhaled corticosteroids, which are used for the treatment of asthma.



Fungal Sinus Infections

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the different types of sinus infections caused by fungi, including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for each type.



Atopic Dermatitis Versus Contact Dermatitis:...

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the similarities and differences between two common forms of eczema -- atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.



Could I Be Allergic to Alcoholic Beverages?

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Find out if the symptoms you're experiencing after drinking an alcoholic beverage could be an allergy.



Quick Facts About Penicillin Allergies

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

About one in 10 people reports a history of penicillin allergy. Find out more about this common allergy and learn the symptoms, common causes, and ways to diagnose this type of medication allergy. Learn more about other related antibiotics that you should also avoid if you are penicillin-allergic.



The Best Approaches to Allergy Treatment

2016-04-28T11:13:16Z

Learn about the various allergy treatments for a wide variety of different allergic diseases.