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What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems today. A form of eczema - a condition which causes [...]

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What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems today. A form of eczema - a condition which causes [...]

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What is a stinging insect allergy?

Each year millions of Americans are stung by bees,  wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and fire ants.  These insects, members of [...]

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What is sinusitis?

You're coughing and sneezing and tired and achy. You think that you might be getting a cold. Later, when the [...]

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What is allergic rhinitis?

Known to most people as hay fever, allergic rhinitis is a very common medical problem affecting more than 15 percent [...]

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What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is the process of injecting the known allergens over a period of time in a gradual dose to a [...]

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How will I be tested for an allergy?

Percutaneous (prick) testing, intradermal testing and RAST testing are the methods used to determine what allergens people are allergic to. [...]

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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Increasing evidence indicates that uncontrolled asthma is a possible threat to maternal and fetal survival and fetal growth.  The goals [...]

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What is exercise induced asthma?

Exercise Induced Asthma Symptoms Up to 85% of asthmatics have symptoms of wheezing during or following exercise. In addition, many [...]

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What are foods that trigger Asthma?

Can certain foods trigger asthma? Foods triggering asthma is unusual.  Although food allergies may trigger asthma in a small number [...]

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What is Occupational Asthma?

Occupational asthma is generally defined as a respiratory disorder directly related to inhaling fumes, gases, or dust while "on the [...]

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How is asthma managed?

You can take an active role in controlling your asthma symptoms by working with your doctor, taking your medication regularly, [...]

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How is asthma diagnosed?

The usual starting point is a visit to your doctor for a physical exam. This appointment will probably include: A [...]

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What are the triggers or common causes of asthma?

ALLERGIES Food, pollens, animals, feathers, insect body parts and feces, sulfites (food preservative), dust. DUST Cloth, upholstered furniture, bedding, carpets, [...]

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How does the body react to asthma?

During an asthma attack, the following happen: The muscle surrounding the airway tightens. The lining of the airways become swollen. [...]

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What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the airways, and increased responsiveness to various stimuli commonly called [...]

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What are Hives?

So, You've Been Diagnosed with Hives! by Richard S. Roberts, M.D. Do you really have the Hives? Don’t despair. You’re not [...]

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