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An allergic reaction occurs when the body reacts to a substance that is usually harmless. This eMedTV article discusses the different types of allergies, their potential causes and symptoms, and the available treatment options.
Cigarette smoke allergy is caused by the numerous toxic chemicals and irritants found in cigarette smoke. This eMedTV article discusses cigarette smoke allergy in detail and links to other information on allergies.
This page of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at cockroach allergy, including tips to help prevent it. This common indoor pest allergy is caused by certain proteins found in cockroach saliva and feces.
A dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust found in all dwellings. This eMedTV article discusses this allergy in more detail, including things you can do to limit your exposure to dust mites.
A food allergy occurs when a food triggers an abnormal response by the body's immune system. This eMedTV article explains the difference between an allergy and food intolerance, how they are diagnosed, and being aware of cross-reactivity.
Although a grass pollen allergy is hard to prevent, it's not as common as you might think. This eMedTV article describes this type of allergy in detail, including types of grasses that cause it, prevention strategies, and more.
Hay fever, also known as pollen allergy, is one of the most common allergies in the United States. This eMedTV resource provides detailed information on this allergy, including symptoms, how it differs from a cold, and why it is hard to prevent.
This segment of the eMedTV library discusses house dust allergy in detail, including what it's made of. It's not just dirt, but a collection of particles that can cause allergies. Strategies for minimizing allergens in the home are also offered.
A latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. As this eMedTV article explains, it can result in symptoms such as skin rash, hives, and itching. This page also offers tips on minimizing your exposure to latex.
A person can develop an allergy to the molds and yeasts that are commonly found indoors and outdoors. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the specific types of molds that cause allergies, as well as several ways to prevent mold allergy.
As this eMedTV page explains, some doctors acknowledge multiple chemical sensitivity as a disorder caused by exposure to chemicals in the environment. This page highlights both sides of the debate over this controversial condition.
Many people believe pet allergies are triggered by the fur of cats and dogs. However, as this eMedTV article explains, the major pet allergens are actually proteins in the saliva of animals. This resource talks about this type of allergy in detail.
This eMedTV article covers pollen allergy, a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis. This page describes different sources of pollen (such as sagebrush and ragweed), as well as symptoms and treatment options for this type of allergy.
Many different plants in the ragweed family cause allergies. This eMedTV resource covers ragweed allergies in detail, providing information on when pollen levels are at their highest and ways to lower your exposure to pollen.
Sick building syndrome refers to acute health effects that may be linked to time spent in a building. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, possible causes, and measures that can help prevent the problem.
Tree pollen can be hard to avoid because trees release large quantities that can be distributed for miles. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this particular allergy, including trees that commonly cause symptoms and tips to avoid exposure.
Featured Medications
Actifed is a non-prescription medication used to treat allergies and the common cold. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and possible safety concerns.
Alavert is a non-prescription antihistamine approved for to treat or prevent allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page offers a detailed overview, with information on how this medication works, available forms, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Alaway is a non-prescription eye drop used for the treatment of itchy eyes due to eye allergies. This eMedTV Web page describes how the medication works, offers information on how to use the eye drop, and explains what side effects may occur.
This eMedTV article discusses Allegra, an antihistamine used to treat allergies and chronic hives. The article includes information about Allegra's uses, dosages, side effects, and precautions.
Allegra-D, which is composed of an antihistamine and decongestant, is used to treat symptoms of hay fever. This eMedTV segment explains how Allegra-D works and discusses its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Alrex is a prescription eye drop approved for treating seasonal eye allergies. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this drug, explains how it works, and offers general information on how to use the eye drop.
Astelin is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. This eMedTV segment offers dosing information for the drug, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Astepro is a prescription nasal spray approved for treating nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains how Astepro works and offers a more in-depth look at the drug's benefits, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Beclomethasone is a medicine that is used for reducing inflammation in people with asthma or allergies. This eMedTV page further describes the nasal spray and inhaler versions of this drug, including information on dosing and possible side effects.
Beconase is a nasal spray that is used for treating allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. This eMedTV resource further explains what the drug is used for, describes how it works, and offers information on when and how to use the nasal spray.
Benadryl is an antihistamine medication approved for many uses, including treating allergy symptoms. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and explains what forms and strengths this product comes in.
Bepreve is commonly prescribed to help relieve itching of the eyes caused by allergies. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview of this drug, with information on when and how to take it, side effects to watch for, and more.
The prescription medication Clarinex treats allergy symptoms, as well as chronic hives and itching. This eMedTV Web page discusses how the drug works and medical conditions to discuss with your doctor before taking it, such as liver disease.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Clarinex-D to treat hay fever symptoms. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides an overview of Clarinex-D, describing how the drug works and also listing possible side effects and available strengths.
Claritin is a common non-prescription drug used to treat a range of allergy symptoms. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, dosing information, side effects to be aware of, and more.
Claritin Eye is a medication used to treat allergy-related itchy eyes. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this drug, including possible side effects, how the eye drop works, and what to tell your healthcare provider before using it.
Claritin-D is an over-the-counter drug that is licensed to treat nasal allergy symptoms. This article from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at Claritin-D, including its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines.
Cromolyn is a prescription medicine often used for the treatment of asthma and allergies. This eMedTV resource lists the various forms of cromolyn that are available, explains how the medicine works, and offers general dosing information.
Dymista is a prescription nasal spray used to help relieve symptoms of seasonal nasal allergies. This eMedTV resource contains a detailed overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, how to use it, and what to discuss with your doctor.
Elestat is a prescription eye drop licensed to prevent itchy eyes due to eye allergies. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how the medicine works, explains when and how to use it, and lists some of the potential side effects of this drug.
Flonase is a prescription nasal spray that is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and itching. This eMedTV page describes how Flonase works to treat allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and explains what you should know before using the drug.
Flunisolide is a drug used for preventing asthma attacks and treating an irritated nose due to allergies. This eMedTV Web page describes flunisolide inhalers and nasal sprays in more detail and explains the effects of the medication.
Goldenseal is an herbal supplement used for various conditions, such as allergies or infections. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the supplement's uses in more detail, explores how it works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex is a drug used to treat allergy and cold symptoms. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this long-acting medication, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Karbinal ER is a prescription drug licensed to treat a number of allergic conditions. This eMedTV page gives a complete overview of this product, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Lastacaft is a medicine prescribed to relieve and prevent eye allergies, such as itching. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this eye drop, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips for using this medicine.
Nasacort AQ is a nasal spray that is used for treating seasonal and perennial nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Nasacort AQ and its effects, precautions and warnings, and dosing information.
Nasalide is a prescription nasal spray licensed to treat seasonal and perennial nasal allergies. This eMedTV resource explains what you should know before using this drug, offers dosing information, and lists some possible side effects.
Nasarel is a nasal spray that is licensed to treat perennial and seasonal nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page further explains what Nasarel is used for, lists possible side effects that can occur, and includes dosing information for the drug.
Nasonex is a type of nasal spray that is used to treat allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps. This eMedTV article provides a detailed description of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Omnaris is a prescription nasal spray that is used for treating common nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV article explains how Omnaris works, describes the effects of the medicine, and offers information on how and when to use the nasal spray.
Optivar is a prescription medicine licensed to treat itchy eyes caused by allergies. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of this drug, including information on how the eye drops work, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to use them.
Oxymetazoline nasal spray is a non-prescription drug used to treat nasal congestion due to various causes. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use the spray.
Palgic is a prescription drug used for treating a variety of allergies, including eye and skin allergies. This eMedTV resource describes how the medicine works, explains what forms and strengths it comes in, and lists some potential side effects.
Pataday is a prescription eyedrop approved for treating itchy eyes due to eye allergies. This eMedTV Web page explains how this medication works, offers tips on how to use it, and lists some of the potential side effects to be aware of, and more.
Patanase is a prescription medicine approved for treating nasal symptoms caused by seasonal allergies. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Patanase, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
Patanol is a prescription eyedrop used to prevent or relieve symptoms of eye allergies. This eMedTV Web segment explains how the medication works, offers general dosing guidelines, lists possible side effects that may occur, and more.
Phenylephrine is an over-the-counter medicine typically used to treat nasal and sinus congestion. This eMedTV Web resource offers a complete overview of this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Qnasl is a type of "dry" nasal spray prescribed to treat symptoms of seasonal or year-round allergies. This eMedTV article contains a detailed overview of this product, including how it works, instructions for using it properly, side effects, and more.
Quercetin is a flavonoid commonly found in supplements used for treating allergies and other conditions. This eMedTV article describes the effects of this product, explores its effectiveness, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Rhinocort Aqua is a prescription nasal spray used to treat seasonal and perennial nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV resource discusses specific uses for the drug, explains how to use the nasal spray, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Singular has been approved for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose) and asthma. This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed description of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Stinging nettle is a plant often used medicinally for the treatment of allergies and other conditions. This eMedTV segment explores other possible benefits of the supplement, explains how it works, and lists some potential side effects.
Sudafed is an over-the-counter decongestant used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how the medication works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Veramyst is a prescription nasal spray that is used for treating common nasal allergy symptoms. This page on the eMedTV site explains how Veramyst works and further explores its effects, dosing information, and warnings and precautions.
Xyzal is a prescription medication that helps alleviate allergy symptoms and treat chronic hives. This eMedTV Web page describes the drug in more detail, providing information about how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Zaditor is an over-the-counter eyedrop used for relieving itching due to eye allergies. This eMedTV resource describes how this medication works, explains what side effects may occur, and offers tips and precautions to be aware of.
As a type of nasal spray, Zetonna can help relieve symptoms of seasonal or year-long allergies. This eMedTV selection presents a more detailed look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, how to use it, and what to discuss with your doctor.
Zyrtec is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of the medication, including information on the side effects, dosing guidelines, and other uses of this antihistamine.
Available without a prescription, Zyrtec Eye Drops offer relief of itchy eyes due to allergies. This part of the eMedTV library gives an overview of this medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Zyrtec-D is used to treat nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and a number of other allergy symptoms. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this combination drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Featured Other
As this eMedTV article explains, dust prevention can involve removing carpeting, washing sheets at high temperatures, and using air filters. This part of the Web site provides several more tips on preventing dust in your home.
As this eMedTV article explains, tartrazine (also known as Yellow No. 5) is a food additive that may cause some people to experience itching or hives. This page discusses food allergy to tartrazine and explains the labeling laws for this additive.
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