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  1. Medications to Treat Pollen Allergies

    You're already doing the best you can to avoid pollen, but sometimes you may also need medication to ease your seasonal allergy symptoms.

  2. Food Allergies - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat food allergies.

  3. Food Allergies - Cause

    Learn about food allergies that occur when the body's immune system overreacts to substances in food you have eaten, triggering an allergic reaction.

  4. Food Allergies - What Happens

    The first time you eat a food that triggers an allergic reaction, your body's immune system recognizes the food as a foreign substance (allergen). Your body reacts by developing antibodies against the food.

  5. Food Allergies - Topic Overview

    This topic has general information about food allergies. When you have a food allergy, your body thinks certain foods are trying to harm you.

  6. How to Avoid Pollen

    Nature got you down? WebMD explains pollen allergies, including how to avoid them.

  7. Food Allergies - Exams and Tests

    Information on food allergy tests.

  8. Food Allergies - What Increases Your Risk

    You have a greater chance of developing food allergies if you have a family history of allergy.

  9. Food Allergies - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding food allergies.

  10. Food Allergies - Treatment Overview

    The best treatment for food allergies is to avoid the food that causes the allergy. When that is not possible, you can use medications such as antihistamines for mild reactions and the medications in an allergy kit for serious reactions.

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