Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Allergy tests are used to determine what substances trigger an allergic reaction in a person. The common types of allergy tests are skin tests, elimination-type tests and blood tests. Skin tests are most useful for diagnosing food, pollen, animal, mold, penicillin, venom and allergic contact dermatitis.

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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.  Over 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.  Although allergies can cause many bothersome symptoms including runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes and throat irritation, we are lucky that we have several medications that can be used to treat and prevent these…

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