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Allergies and Asthma on the Go
If you have allergies or asthma, borrow a lesson from the Boy Scouts: Be prepared -- all the time.
How Allergy-Safe Is Your Home?
With upwards of 200 indoor contaminants in the average household, most homes are a hotbed of potential allergens.
Allergy Medications: Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist
Rather than sorting through the multiple allergy remedies available, it might be a good idea to stop by the pharmacist's counter for some help.

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Learn The Basics
How To Recognize Allergy Symptoms
Allergy symptoms range from those that are occasional and only mildly bothersome to those that are chronic or life threatening.
Types Of Allergies
Allergies can be grouped by the nature of their symptoms or by the allergen that provokes symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find out what people are asking about allergies.
What Is Allergy?
Allergy is not a disease in the typical sense. It is an exaggeration of the body's natural immune defenses.

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Assess Your Health
Allergy Tests
Allergy testing is helpful when your diagnosis is not clear or when you and your health-care provider have trouble identifying your allergens.
Ask The Right Questions
Identifying the allergens responsible for your allergy symptoms is key to preventing and controlling your allergies.
Working With A Health Care Professional
Diagnosing an allergy does not usually require allergy testing. A physical exam and careful medical history are sufficient.

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Take Action
Prevention
Certain allergies require more preparation because of the danger of anaphylaxis.
Common Allergy Medications
Once your allergens have been identified, prepare an individualized treatment plan with a health care professional.
Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Allergy shots are usually recommended to reduce or eliminate chronic allergy symptoms caused by indoor and outdoor allergens.
Treating Allergies During Pregnancy
Changes in your body during pregnancy sometimes alter the way you respond to allergens.
Treatments For Specific Allergies
Allergy treatment will be tailored to the type of allergy you have.

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Keep On Track
Tips For Those Living With Allergies
After a treatment plan has been established, you can begin to make adjustments that will reduce the effect of your allergies on your lifestyle.


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