Do you have questions about allergy testing, allergy shots, or how to avoid the things that trigger your allergies? Do you wonder what medicine is available?

The following step-by-step guide will help you take control and reduce your allergy symptoms!

I. Let's Get Started
Step 1: What is an allergy?
Step 2: The role of the immune system
Step 3: What substances cause allergies?
Step 4: Allergy-related conditions
II. Testing and Screening
Step 5: Should you see an allergist?
Step 6: Allergy testing and diagnosis
III. Treating and Managing Allergies
Step 7: Introduction to allergy treatment
Step 8: Avoid allergy triggers
Step 9: Types of allergy medication
Step 10: Over-the-counter versus prescription drugs
Step 11: Immunotherapy
Step 12: You and your doctor are a team

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Allergy fast facts

Does alternative medicine work for allergies?

Improve your indoor air quality

Is it a cold, flu, allergic rhinitis, or sinusitis?

Matching your symptoms to a condition

Over-the-counter drugs

Read the product labels


Related Conditions

Allergens and Irritants

Anaphylaxis
Allergic rhinitis
Asthma
Conjunctivitis
Contact dermatitis
Ear infections (otitis media)
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Hives
Sinusitis
Animal dander
Cigarette smoke
Dust mite
Food
Insect stings
Latex
Medications
Mold
Ozone
Poison ivy
Pollen

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Review Date: 4/4/2007

Reviewed By: Alan Greene, M.D., F.A.A.P., Department of Pediatrics, Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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