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An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. When these allergens come in contact with the body, it causes the immune system to develop an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to it. It is estimated that 50 million North Americans are affected by allergic conditions. The parts of the body that are prone to react to allergies include the eyes, nose, lungs, skin, and stomach. Common allergic disorders include hay fever, asthma, allergic eyes, allergic eczema, hives, and allergic shock.

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      Atopic Dermatitis Article
      • Atopic dermatitis facts
      • What is atopic dermatitis?
      • Atopic dermatitis vs. eczema
      • How common is atopic dermatitis?
      • What are the causes and risk factors of atopic dermatitis?
      • Is atopic dermatitis contagious?
      • What are atopic dermatitis symptoms and signs?
      • Can atopic dermatitis affect the face?
      • What are the stages of atopic dermatitis?
      • What specialists treat atopic dermatitis?
      • How do physicians diagnose atopic dermatitis?
      • How can people prevent and avoid aggravating factors for atopic dermatitis?
      • What are skin irritants in patients with atopic dermatitis?
      • Are food allergies important in atopic dermatitis?
      • What are aeroallergens?
      • What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis?
      • What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis?
      • What is the prognosis of atopic dermatitis?
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