Table of Contents
- Allergy facts
- Allergy overview
- What is an allergy?
- What is an allergy? (Continued)
- What causes allergies?
- What causes allergies? (Continued)
- Who is at risk for allergies and why?
- What are common types of allergic conditions, and what are allergy symptoms and signs?
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Allergic eyes (conjunctivitis)
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Hives (urticaria)
- Where are allergens?
- In the air we breathe
- In what we ingest
- Touching our skin
- Injected into our bodies
- What specialists treat people with allergies?
- How do health care professionals diagnose allergies?
- What are treatment options and medications for allergies?
- Are there home remedies for allergies?
- What is the prognosis of allergies?
- Is it possible to prevent allergies?
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What are common types of allergic conditions, and what are allergy symptoms and signs?
The parts of the body that are prone to allergic symptoms include the eyes, nose, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Although the various allergic diseases may appear different, they all result from an exaggerated immune response to foreign substances in sensitive individuals. The following are brief descriptions of common allergic disorders.
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