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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that causes episodes of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.  In the latest article by the Allergy and Asthma Network, they define the most common symptoms of asthma, how asthma affects the lungs, the difference between quiet asthma and noisy asthma and what causes asthma to develop and symptoms to flare. Review the entire article here.

Allergy Facts and Figures

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million Americans experience allergies each year with annual costs exceeding $18 billion.  While there is no cure for allergies, management of this disease can be accomplished with prevention and treatment. Get the latest facts and figures by viewing the full article here.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis  is a condition that causes red and itchy rash when the skin is in contact with an allergen such as cosmetics, skin care products, soaps, metal, rubber products and hair dye.  Treating contact dermatitis successfully involves identifying and avoiding the substance. In an article by the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms, causes,  general prevention steps and when to seek medical care are outlined.  Review the entire article here.

Everything you need to know about hay fever

Nasal allergies or hay fever result from exposure to environmental allergens such as dust, pet dander, pollen and mold spores.  Common symptoms include congestion, itching, sneezing, runny nose, post-nasal drip and throat clearing.   In an article written by Joseph Nordqvist on Medical News Today, he lays out important information on symptoms, treatment, what hay fever is, home treatment, causes and outlook.  View the entire article here.