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Table of Contents.
Introduction to Allergies and the Immune System.
1: Understanding the Immune System and Allergic Reactions.
2: How Allergies Develop.
3: Allergens and Breathing Problems.
4: Allergies in Children.
Types of Allergic Reactions.
5: Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever).
7: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye).
8: Allergic Asthma.
9: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).
10: Allergic Contact Dermatitis.
11: Other Allergic Skin Reactions.
12: Anaphylaxis: Life-Threatening Allergies.
Foods and Food Additives That Trigger Allergic Reactions.
13: Food Allergy: An Overview.
14: Food Allergy or Food Intolerance: How Do You Tell the Difference?.
15: Milk Allergy.
16: Egg Allergy.
17: Seafood Allergy.
18: Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy.
19: Wheat Allergy.
20: Soy Allergy.
21: Ingredients and Food Additives That Trigger Reactions.
22: Other Health Problems Related to Food Allergic Reactions.
23: Advice for Consumers about Food Labels.
24: Tips on Avoiding Food Allergy Reactions.
Airborne, Chemical, and Other Environmental Allergy Triggers.
25: Overview of Airborne Allergens.
26: Pollen Allergy.
27: Household Allergens: Animal Dander, Cockroach, Dust Mite, Hair Dye, and Mold Allergy.
28: Air Quality and Your Health.
29: Climate Change and Respiratory Allergies.
31: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
32: Lanolin Allergy.
33: Sick Building Syndrome.
34: Insect Sting Allergy.
35: Allergies to Medicines and Medical Products.
Diagnosing and Treating Allergies.
36: When You Should See an Allergist.
37: Cold, Flu, or Allergy?.
38: Health Insurance Issues for People with Allergies and Asthma.
39: Allergy Tests.
40: Lung Function Tests.
41: Allergy Medications and Therapies.
42: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Allergies.
Avoiding Allergy Triggers and Preventing Symptoms.
43: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality.
44: Improving Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Environmental Triggers.
45: Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.
46: Cleaning up Mold in Your Home.
47: Asthma and Physical Activity in School Settings.
48: Controlling Seasonal Allergies.
49: Preventing Allergy Symptoms during Travel.
50: Preventing Food Allergies during Pregnancy/Breastfeeding.
51: Avoiding Skin Allergies: Choosing Safe Cosmetics.
Additional Help and Information.
52: Glossary of Terms Related to Allergies and the Immune System.
53: Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Allergies.
54: Directory of Websites for People with Food Allergies.