- Chronic hives without known triggers can cause frustration, and they are no laughing matter.
- Squeamish people, rejoice: The future of medicine is moving away from full-sized needles in favor of tiny, painless patches.
- At-risk infants who are exposed to peanuts in their diets may be able to avoid living with peanut allergies when they get older.
- For a lower risk of allergy development, let your kids explore the outdoors, eat off of hand-washed plates, and slow down on the hand sanitizer.
- The FDA has asked all people with a peanut allergy and those who cook for people with a peanut allergy to avoid all products containing potentially contaminated cumin.
- Dark chocolate will put people with milk allergies at risk this Valentine's Day.
- For some, peanuts can be deadly. But researchers believe they've found a cure for peanut allergies.
- Countless tiny creatures board our holiday flights with us, researchers say, with house dust mites in the U.S. and Pakistan sharing genetic mutations.
- Proteins in food may be responsible for causing inflamed skin, and so an overall link exists between skin sensitization, gastrointestinal inflammation, and food reactions.
- A new study shows that a malaria drug has the potential to treat allergic asthma better than current treatments.
- With the variety of foods that milk and eggs come in, it makes sense that parents of kids with these allergies would report higher anxiety than those with kids allergic to peanuts.
- Top 5 strangest allergies include people who suffer an allergic reaction due to exercise and being exposed to semen.
An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, hay fever, or an asthma attack.