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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?

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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 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 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 are Hives?

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