Allergens & Irritants

This website was designed to help you survive the seasons by providing information on asthma, allergies, allergens, and asthma irritants such as cigarette smoke, cockroaches, dust mites, house dust, mold, pets, and pollen.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

Allergic Rhinitis

You have an allergy when your body overreacts to things, called allergens, that don't cause problems for most people. Learn how to avoid common allergens and what you can do to relieve your symptoms.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Chemical Sensitivities

Chemical and other environmental sensitivities may be the cause of adverse health effects that are difficult to identify. This document reviews four types of chemical sensitivities and the impact pollution may have on your health.

Review Date: Friday, January 11, 2013

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Find a Physician: ENT Specialist

Search for Board-certified otolaryngologists in your area specialized in diagnosis and treatment of allergic and other related disorders.

Review Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?- (PDF)

This page provides information on treatment, prevention and complications associated with colds and allergies.

Review Date: Friday, November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Itching for Allergy Relief?

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, pollen allergy affects one in ten Americans.This consumer update includes tips for allergy sufferers to avoid pollen, when possible, and discusses medications commonly used to treat pollen allergies.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Skin Testing to Diagnose Allergies

Many common types of allergies can be confirmed with the use of skin testing. However, you may not realize how and why skin testing is used, or think that this procedure is painful and inconvenient. This publication provides information about skin testing to diagnose allergies.

Review Date: Friday, April 15, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Virtual Allergist™

The Virtual Allergist™ can give you valuable information about your allergy and asthma symptoms. Select an area of the body where you are experiencing symptoms, or select from a list to get started. Discuss your questions with an allergist and learn what you can do to get relief.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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