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    Understanding Allergies

    General Overview

    An allergy is the body's hypersensitivity to substances in the environment. Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions.

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    Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

    Living With Allergies

    Image for allergies and traveling article Healthy traveling with allergies

    While you cannot allergy-proof your vacation, you can take steps to minimize the effects allergies might have on your vacation. Read here to find out how.

    Preventing Allergies

    Pets and your child’s allergies

    Does being around pets at a young age increase a child’s risk of developing allergies and asthma? Read here to find out what the research says.

    Special Topics

    Food allergy—it's nothing to sneeze at

    What is a food allergy and what are your treatment options if you have one?

    Preventing food allergies in infants and children

    With all the buzz about food allergies, you may be wondering how you can protect your child. Learn the basics about food allergies and if there is anything you can do to keep your child allergy-free.

    Treating latex allergy

    A latex allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to proteins found in the natural rubber latex. Read here to find out more.

    Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)