Types of Allergies

While all allergy symptoms are caused by a hypersensitive response to an otherwise harmless substance, not all allergies are the same. 

Some people can walk through a field of spring flowers and feel just fine, but even the thought of consuming a peanut could bring out the hives. On the other side of the coin, a person could mouth down four PB&Js and feel nothing, but pollen season will leave them indoors. 

Finding out exactly what causes your allergic reactions is half the battle. The other half is knowing how to treat them properly. Explore the articles here to learn more about the different types of allergies, their symptoms, and how they can be treated. 

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Common Types of Allergies

Cat Allergies

Are you allergic to cats? Learn about what causes allergies, their symptoms and how you can treat them properly.

Ragweed Allergies

A single ragweed plant can create up to a billion pollen particles in a year, creating havoc for people with ragweed allergies, namely stuffy sinuses.

Latex Allergies

Latex can create numerous problems for people who are allergic to it. Learn more about the allergy and the weird places latex can hide.

Pollen Allergies

If you have pollen allergies, you know once that yellow stuff starts floating through the air you're in for a world of discomfort. Learn more and see how to feel better.

Shellfish Allergies

People who are allergic to shellfish and other seafood don't want to see any of that food on their plates. Learn the symptoms and treatments of this common allergen.

Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies affect about 4 percent of adults and 6 percent of children. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for peanut allergies.

Egg Allergies

Allergies to eggs can impact both children and adults. Symptoms include stomach pain, nausea, and runny nose. Learn more about egg allergies and how to cope.

MSG Allergy

MSG allergies occurs as a result of an allergic reaction to monosodium glutamate, or MSG, but it's not as problematic as the hype would have you believe.

Mosquito Bite Allergy

Mosquito bite allergy symptoms include itching, hives, and swelling. Learn more about mosquito bite allergies, treatments, and more.

Dog Allergies

Dogs may be man's best friend, but not to those who are allergic dogs. Learn about pet dander, how it affects your body, and what you can do about it.


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