Allergies - overviewAllergy - allergies; Allergy - allergens
An allergy is an immune response or reaction to substances that are usually not harmful.
What causes seasonal allergies?
What are common seasonal allergy symptoms?
What else can cause allergy symptoms in some people?
Your doctor can do tests to find out what causes your allergies.
What can you do to avoid allergy triggers?
What produces the pollen that causes allergies?
Pollen levels are highest on cool, damp, rainy days.
Which can treat allergies?
Allergy shots can treat severe seasonal allergies.
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