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  1. Leukotriene Modifiers for Allergic Rhinitis

    Drug details for Leukotriene modifiers for allergic rhinitis.

  2. Drug Allergies - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about drug allergies: What is a drug allergy? What is a penicillin allergy? Do I have a drug allergy or an adverse reaction? What should I do if I'm having a reaction now? Being diagnosed: What questions will my doctor ask about my medical history? Getting treatment: How do I give myself an epinephrine shot? How do I give my child an epinephrine shot? ...

  3. Allergic Rhinitis - Home Treatment

    Allergic rhinitis is a long - term problem. It takes time and effort to control allergies through home treatment.Avoid allergensBy avoiding or reducing your contact with allergens, you may be able to reduce your allergy symptoms and manage them without medicine or with fewer medicines. Controlling your contact with allergens and reducing your symptoms may also make it less likely you will develop

  4. Controlling Pet Allergens - Topic Overview

    All warm-blooded pets,such as cats,dogs,birds,and rodents,have dead skin cells ( animal dander ) and make urine or stool. These can all trigger asthma symptoms,such as wheezing or coughing,or another allergic reaction,such as the rash of atopic dermatitis or the stuffy nose of allergic rhinitis. Substances that trigger these reactions are called allergens. Although there is no strong ...

  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. Allergic Rhinitis - What Increases Your Risk

    You may be more likely to have allergic rhinitis and other allergies if:You have a family history of allergies, especially allergic rhinitis. It is more likely a child will have an allergy if both parents have an allergy or have the same type of allergy.2You are exposed to dust mites, animal dander, or other indoor allergens.You belong to a higher economic class.Past studies noted that ...

  7. Antihistamines for Allergic Rhinitis

    Drug details for Antihistamines for allergic rhinitis.

  8. Food Allergies - Symptoms

    Symptoms of food allergy can affect many parts of your body, including your digestive system, skin, and respiratory system.

  9. 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.

  10. Food Allergies - Exams and Tests

    Information on food allergy tests.

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