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Allergy guide

Do you have questions about allergy testing, allergy shots, or how to avoid the things that trigger your allergies? Do you wonder what medicine is available?

The following step-by-step guide will help you take control and reduce your allergy symptoms!

I. Let's Get StartedStep 1: What is an allergy?Step 2: The role of the immune systemStep 3: What substances cause allergies?Step 4: Allergy-related conditionsII. Testing and ScreeningStep 5: Should you see an allergist?Step 6: Allergy testing and diagnosisIII. Treating and Managing AllergiesStep 7: Introduction to allergy treatmentStep 8: Avoid allergy triggersStep 9: Types of allergy medicationStep 10: Over-the-counter versus prescription drugsStep 11: ImmunotherapyStep 12: You and your doctor are a team

Allergy fast facts

Does alternative medicine work for allergies?

Improve your indoor air quality

Is it a cold, flu, allergic rhinitis, or sinusitis?

Matching your symptoms to a condition

Over-the-counter drugs

Read the product labels

Related Conditions

AnaphylaxisAllergic rhinitisAsthmaConjunctivitisContact dermatitisEar infections (otitis media)Eczema (atopic dermatitis)HivesSinusitis

Allergens and Irritants

Animal danderCigarette smokeDust miteFoodInsect stingsLatexMedicationsMoldOzonePoison ivyPollen

Questions to ask your doctor

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