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Allergy & Asthma

An asthma attack is when asthma symptoms worsen. The lining of the airways becomes inflamed, making it hard to breathe. An asthma attack can be an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention.

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Hives are flat red welts that can appear anywhere on the skin and are usually itchy. Hives often occur as an allergic reaction to something eaten or ingested or something that has contacted the skin. They can also occur due to stress or autoimmune diseases.

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It's hard enough worrying that every cough or sniffle is a sign of COVID-19. For those with allergies, it can be even harder. We’ll help you figure it out.

An alcohol allergy means you’re allergic to an ingredient in the drink, but an intolerance is when your body is unable to process alcohol. Understanding the different symptoms can help you avoid dangerous drinks.

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An allergic reaction is when the body responds to something that it sees as a threat, even though it isn’t. A mild reaction may cause minor symptoms, like sneezing or itchy eyes. A severe reaction is anaphylaxis, and it can be life-threatening.

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Allergies may be triggered by pollen, food, and medication. Depending on its severity, you may get relief from antihistamines or allergy shots. But if you’re having a severe attack, call 911 immediately.

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Angioedema is sudden swelling of the deep layer of your skin in one part of your body—most often in the face, mouth, or throat. But it can also affect the hands and feet, genitals, and the bowel wall.

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In asthma, the airways of your lungs overreact to various triggers, causing coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. The flu can act as one of those triggers—and that can make your asthma symptoms worse. Learn how to treat them both.

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Asthma is a condition where the airways of the lungs are hyperresponsive—they overreact—to a specific trigger such as allergens (including to pet dander, dust mites, or pollen), cold air, or exercise.

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Rhinitis is a swelling and inflammation inside of the nose, causing a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing. Rhinitis can be allergic or nonallergic. There are OTC and prescription meds to relieve symptoms.

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Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance in the environment, like pollen from flowers, trees, or grass. Find out what you’re allergic to and learn how to prevent and treat hay fever.

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