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Overview

Does someone in your family have allergies? If so, you might have allergies too. That’s because allergies are often hereditary. While allergies are more common in children, they can appear at any age. Sometimes allergies disappear, only to return years later.

Exposure to allergens when the body’s defenses are weak — like after an illness or during pregnancy — can play a role in developing allergies. It’s time to take control of your allergies and start enjoying life again. It’s time to find an allergist.

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Children and Allergies

Parents: Do you suspect your child has an allergy? The sooner you can identify potential allergies in your child, the better. Common allergy symptoms for children include sneezing, coughing, an upset stomach, a skin rash and difficulty breathing. Learn more about common triggers, such as animal dander, grass or tree pollen, insect stings, nuts, milk and eggs.

Children and Eczema

Ninety percent of patients with eczema — an inflammatory skin condition that isn’t contagious — will have experienced symptoms by age 5. And more than a third of children with eczema also have food allergies. Learn about the symptoms and treatment for eczema. 

Pregnancy and Allergies

Can you take allergy medicine during your pregnancy? Should you continue your allergy shots? Asthma and allergies can raise tough questions for pregnant women — as well as potentially serious complications. Learn what to consider when weighing various allergy treatments during pregnancy.

Allergies at Work

Some people feel allergic to work, and they might actually be right! Occupational allergic rhinitis is a condition in which people are affected by workplace allergens, such as cleaning products or chemical fumes. Learn more about common work-related triggers.

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