Allergy

Allergens: What Triggers Allergy Attacks?

Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.” Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful things, such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes the defenses violently attack mostly mild things, such as dust or pollen. Other common allergens include animals, mold, and certain foods. Learn more about common allergy triggers here.


 

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Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds.

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A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating.

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With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say.

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About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing.

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