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Prevent Allergy and Asthma Attacks at Home

If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, take steps to prevent allergy and asthma attacks in your home.

Review Date: March 27, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs - Asthma and Allergies

Read frequently asked questions about allergies, asthma and related topics.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

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: October 14, 2014

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: April 16, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Allergy Overview: Prevention

There are some simple things you can do to prevent allergies at home, work, school, outside and when you travel.

Review Date: April 15, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Anaphylaxis

Learn how to recognize and react to anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction to food, medication, insect stings, and latex.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Asthma and Allergy Educational Support Groups

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers support groups for parents, pre-teens and teens, adults, and those with food allergies.

Review Date: April 15, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

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: January 11, 2013

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Drug Allergy

Learn to recognize the symptoms of a drug allergy and factors that can increase your risk of an allergic reaction.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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: November 30, 2012

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy & Foundation

Hay Fever: Lifestyle and Home Remedies

It's not possible to completely avoid allergens, but you can reduce your symptoms by taking some steps to limit your exposure to them.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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

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

Review Date: 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: April 11, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Just For Kids: Allergies and Asthma

This Web site has games, puzzles, videos and more to help you learn about managing your allergies and asthma.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Latex Allergy Checklist

Use these helpful tips if you have a latex allergy.

Review Date: September 20, 2012

American Latex Allergy Association

Latex Allergy: A Prevention Guide

Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Learn how to detect symptoms early, reduce exposure to latex, and protect yourself.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Locate an Allergist or Asthma Specialist

Find an allergist in your area by searching the online database and entering a zip code or a city, state and street address.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Mold Cleanup Guidelines

Here are some tips to help you clean up your mold problem.

Review Date: March 07, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Seafood Allergy

Seafood allergies are the most common causes of food allergy and can be life-threatening. See your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction shortly after exposure to fish or shellfish.

Review Date: April 18, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

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: 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: April 11, 2012

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

When Should I See An Allergist?

This fact sheet explains how an allergist helps and lists the symptoms that would influence your decision to seek help.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology