Gesundheit! Find Online Relief for Your Allergies
Allergies can range from being minor inconveniences to life-threatening emergencies. Whether you, someone you love or someone you take care of has an allergy, developing a thorough understanding of allergies and allergic reactions can prepare you to make smart decisions about living with the condition. With the Allergies Web Guide, you'll learn what kinds of allergies there are, what triggers them, how they affect humans, how they can be prevented, and much more.
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Although people can be allergic to just about anything, some allergies are more common than others. It's important to have a good understanding of your allergy and the kind of reaction you can expect. This section directs you to sources of information on different allergy types, so you can learn what to expect from a reaction.
- Some Web sites cover many types of allergies with sections specific to the ones you're looking for. Some allergies have a lot in common with others, so it could be interesting to read up on related types of allergies.
- Allergies can change so if you find yourself facing new symptoms or reactions, don't rely on a Web site. Rather, contact your health care professional. New symptoms might mean an increase in the severity of an allergy or nothing at all but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
For all common allergies ...
covers many of the most common allergies in North America. They include drug allergies, hay fever, mold allergies, pet allergies and many more. Expect to find information on what the allergies are, their signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical help, screening and diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
For outdoor, airborne, insect, animal and skin allergies ...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
has an extensive "Summer Allergy Guide" that discusses different types of allergies such as outdoor allergies, stinging insect allergies and hay fever. Some of the articles go back a few years, but they are still valid and provide good, commonsense advice.
For food allergies ...
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
provides many downloadable and printable fact sheets. Look for information on food allergies and food allergy action plans in both English and Spanish. There are guidelines for living with food allergies as students, tips for managing allergies when camping and suggestions on how to manage food allergies in an emergency shelter.
has a concise page on food allergies that debunks nine common myths associated with food allergies. Think you know a thing or two about these types of allergies? Read on to find out if what you know is fact or fiction.
For latex allergies ...
American Latex Allergy Association
addresses many of the issues that affect people who are allergic to latex. The FAQ page includes links to symptoms and common latex products. The Ask the Expert
link provides answers to questions such as "How do I prepare for latex-safe emergency care?"
has a page on latex allergies that covers symptoms, risk factors, the connection between latex and food allergies, and some common items that have latex in them.
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