Allergies

Pollen season isn’t the only time allergies can disrupt your day to day. Read more about what could be the cause of your allergy symptoms.

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What Is Dander? What Allergists Need You to Know

Here's why the dander from cats and dogs (or horses, hamsters, and other animals, for that matter) can trigger a frenzy of miserable allergy symptoms.

A Guide to Allergy Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Allergies making your life miserable? Here's what you need to know about them, including the causes, symptoms and treatments for...


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What Does Hypoallergenic Really Mean?

A product labeled "hypoallergenic" should contain few or no allergens (and a pet should be less likely to cause an...


9 Things You Need to Know About Food Allergy Testing

Food allergy testing, including things like a skin prick test, is one of the best ways to find out...


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Here’s What You Need to Know About Dust Mite Allergies

We can't see dust mites, but they're all around us—and up to 20 million Americans are allergic to them....

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What Is an Allergen? How These Particles Cause Allergic Reactions

Allergens are substances that set off an allergic reaction. Learn what they are, how your body reacts, and how...


Everything You Need to Know About Allergy Shots

Allergy shots can be a long-lasting solution for people with certain allergies. Check out what allergists need you to...


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13 Signs You Have Hay Fever Allergies

Sneezing, congestion, watery and puffy eyes—is it a summer cold or allergies? Here's how to identify hay...


4 Allergist-Approved Ways to Get Rid of Dust Mites

From mattress covers to portable HEPA filters, there are ways to control dust mites and minimize dust mite...


Get Hives for No Reason? What to Know About Idiopathic Urticaria

Most cases of hives, or urticaria, have no known cause. However, if they persist for weeks it could be...


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What Is the Pollen Count? 3 Best Ways to Check

The pollen count can help you better cope with allergy symptoms both indoors and outdoors. Learn how to check...


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6 Ways to Get Rid of Mold if You Have a Mold Allergy

A mold allergy can be as devastating as seasonal allergies. Here's how to get rid of mold to...


How to Use a Neti Pot

Here's what you need to know about using a neti pot to treat or prevent nasal symptoms due to...

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What to Know About Hay Fever Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Everything you need to know about hay fever (allergic rhinitis), from when and why allergies happen to the best...


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13 Pollen Allergy Symptoms (and What to Do About Them)

The stuffy nose. Eyes so watery or itchy you can't see straight. And that's just the start. Here's what you...


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Does Sunlight Give You Hives? 5 Things to Know About Solar Urticaria

Turns out you can be allergic to sunlight. Known as solar urticaria, these are the causes, symptoms, and treatments of...


10 Products That Help You Get Rid of Dust Mites

Dust mites trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in many people. Here are the pillow and mattress covers, vacuum cleaners, detergents,...


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Do You Get Hives in the Cold? 7 Things to Know About Cold Urticaria

Some people get hives in cold water or weather, known as cold urticaria. Here are pictures of cold urticaria, as...


Everything Veterinarians Want You to Know About Hypoallergenic Dogs

The idea of a dog that doesn't cause allergies is compelling—but the truth is that even hypoallergenic dogs can trigger...


Are There Hypoallergenic Cats? 7 Allergy-Friendly Cat Breeds

There's no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat, but some breeds are better than others for people who have...


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7 Best Hypoallergenic Pillows for People With Allergies

Allergies can often be debilitating to deal with, but making simple lifestyle changes, such as choosing the right hypoallergenic...


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6 HEPA Filter Vacuums for People With Allergies

Keeping your house clean can prevent breathing troubles—but not if your vacuum releases allergens back into the air. Here's...

9 Ways to Get Rid of Hives Fast According to Experts

Soothe itchy skin and ease discomfort with these expert-recommended methods for treating hives—from home remedies to prescription meds.


7 Reasons You Get Hives on Your Face—and What to Do About Them

Hives can show up on various parts of your body, including your face. Check out how to identify the...


What Causes Hives? Everything You Need to Know About Urticaria

Hives, or urticaria, are a common allergic reaction. Here are pictures of hives, what triggers them, and how to treat...


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Have a Severe Reaction to a Bug Bite? It Could Be Papular Urticaria

Itchy, red bumps with fluid-filled blisters—these are the signs of papular urticaria, an allergic reaction to a bug bite....


What Is Skin Writing? Everything You Need to Know

Red, raised, itchy, and swollen skin from light touch can be a sign of dermatographic urticaria—aka skin writing....


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How to Patch Test Skin Products to See If You’re Allergic

It can be hard to predict how your skin will react to a new skin care product, but a...