Allergies

Allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body. 

Allergies: Avoiding Indoor Triggers

Discusses ways to avoid indoor allergy triggers. Covers common indoor allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Covers reasons to avoid them. Offers cleaning tips to reduce allergens in the home.

Allergies: Avoiding Outdoor Triggers

Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms of sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. But you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the things that cause them ( allergens ). If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, such as pollen and mold, you don’t have to give up an outdoor life. You just need to know when…

Allergies: Rush Immunotherapy

Accelerated, or rush, immunotherapy is done very quickly to increase your tolerance to an allergen. There are different schedules for the shots that try to achieve a maintenance dose more quickly than standard immunotherapy. For example, a rush immunotherapy schedule might include: Shots given every few hours instead of…

Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?

Guides you through decision to have allergy-shot immunotherapy to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. Explains how allergy shots work. Covers who should not have them. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.