- A pet dog allowed indoors protects against asthma and allergies by promoting healthy gut bacteria.
- NFL star Adrian Peterson is the face of a new anaphylaxis preparedness campaign, and he's not the only celebrity with a severe food allergy.
- Women who have allergies, especially to allergens from plants, grass, and trees, could be at an increased risk for blood and bone marrow cancers.
- Bernard Ward risks a fatal allergic reaction each winter due to a rare condition called cold urticaria.
- The microbial challenges a farm setting provides could help farmers stave off allergies, thereby providing clues for treatment.
- A clarinet player developed ‘saxophone lung,’ an allergic reaction from fungi build-up inside the instrument, after he left his instrument uncleaned for 30 years.
- As a bonus, a 10-year-old boy lost his peanut allergy following a bone marrow transplant for acute lymphocytic leukemia.
- Although human evolution churns on, our bodies have not yet adapted to modern society.
- A 12-year-old Texas football player, Cameron Espinosa, was pronounced dead after an allergic reaction to ant bites during a football game.
- The dietary limits imposed by gluten intolerance may be more restrictive than you think.
- A commercial baby food diet in infants can leave them susceptible to food allergies by age two.
- Insect Sting Allergies On The Rise: Venom Immunotherapy May Be Better Than EpiPens For Long-Term PreventionSevere allergic reactions from insect stings could be better treated with venom immunotherapy, especially with the number of patients with these allergies increasing nationwide.
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.