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Allergies

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

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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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Prevention

Superfoods for Chronic Hives Relief

By Allison Bush
Condition-specific support groups and organizations can help you understand conditions like hives, allergies and asthma.
Managing Flares

Need Help With Hives, Allergies or Asthma?

By Kristina Brooks

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Treatment

Are Your Chronic Hives a Mystery?

While some people with chronic hives will never know why they're affected, seeing an allergist is the best way to find a treatment.

By Paula J. Busse, M.D.
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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.

By Diane Domina
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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.

By Diane Domina
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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.

By Diane Domina
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Medication

Can I Take Benadryl and Zyrtec at the Same Time?

What you need to know about doubling up on allergy meds

By Christine Coppa
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Risk Factors

'Open Sesame?' What You Need to Know About This Common Allergy

Being allergic to sesame may be more common than we thought—and you might not even be aware when you’re consuming it thanks to food labeling laws.

By Stephanie Stephens
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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.

By Patrick Chatfield
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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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?”

By Ask HealthCentral
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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.

By Eileen Bailey