Allergies

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about allergies, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Bridging the Gap: Living With Chronic Hives

Marisa Zeppieri shares how she's tracked her triggers and adapted her life to thrive while living with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

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Restaurant server bringing plates of food to a table.
Nutrition

The Disturbing Truth About Dining Out With Food Allergies

Turns out you may not be able to rely on your server to keep you reaction-free. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy yourself too.

Woman with hay fever.
Symptoms

Why Climate Change Is Bad News for People With Seasonal Allergies

Mother Nature’s calendar is being disrupted by climate change, and that’s wreaking havoc for the 25 million Americans people with hay fever.

Baby sitting in high chair being fed.
Baby

Food Allergy Prevention Tips for Parents

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics give parents the latest information on how to prevent and manage food allergies.

Doctor examining girl with a rash.
Diagnosis

A Rash or Skin Allergies?

I recently developed an itchy rash on my arms and legs. I changed body soap days before it started. Is my eczema flaring up, or am I allergic to the soap?”

Penicillin allergy patient bracelets.
Medication

Are Penicillin Allergies Overestimated?

A group of doctors estimate that approximately 95 percent of patients with a recorded penicillin allergy can be treated with the staple antibiotic.

Putting on earring.
Skin Health

Managing Skin Allergies

Nickel, latex, household chemicals and more can cause skin irritation. Here’s how to prevent an allergic reaction to common irritants.

Woman holding a pill and a glass of water.
Medication

Thyroid Patients: Should You Take Tirosint or Tirosint-SOL?

If you are hypothyroid, it’s important to be aware of this specialized form of levothyroxine as a treatment option.

Food allergy test.
Tests

Think You Have a Food Allergy? You May Be Wrong

While about 19 percent of U.S. adults think they have a food allergy, only around 11 percent have documented food allergies, according to survey results.

Doctor explaining chronic hives to a stressed young man.
Living With

Even Your Doctor Might Not Understand Chronic Hives

Despite comprehensive testing, doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic hives 80 to 90 percent of the time. The good news is chronic hives is less difficult to manage now compared to 20 years ago. The key is knowing your trigger points.

Couple ordering meal in restaurant.
Living With

Food Allergy Safety Tips for Dining Out

For people with food allergies, restaurant dining often means using a number of strategies to avoid a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.