Living with Allergies

Are you navigating a new allergy diagnosis? Or maybe you aren’t quite sure what’s causing your allergy-like symptoms. Or, perhaps you need some help living with daily allergy-related challenges.  

We’re here to help. Our evidence-based content can provide the insights you need to feel more informed and empowered—and less alone. Whether you have allergies, you’re a parent whose child has allergies, or you’re a healthcare provider exploring resources for your patients, you’ve come to the right place.   

What are you interested in?
Is it the flu, novel coronavirus, or allergies?
Explore which symptoms are commonly associated with each condition, and learn how to reduce environmental-allergen exposure and limit the spread of germs.
Allergy Testing: Understanding Your Options
Blood test. Skin-prick. Food allergy challenge. Provocation. Learn the pros and cons of each allergy-testing option.
How to Make the Most of Your Appointment with a Healthcare Provider
An effective asthma-related healthcare appointment starts before you enter your provider's office. Arm yourself with key insights about asthma and allergies prior to your visit.
What Science Says About Diagnosing Food Allergies
Take a closer look at allergy diagnostics. Learn when testing is appropriate, what a positive allergy test might mean, and what additional testing options are available.
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Allergies More Effectively
Want to make the most of your allergy-related healthcare appointment? Use this handy four-step guide to assemble the right information and prepare a thorough list of questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Testing for Allergic Triggers
Explore answers to nine commonly asked questions about blood testing for allergic triggers.
How to Ask Your Healthcare Provider for an Allergy Blood Test
Discover seven key talking points and corresponding scientific facts to converse confidently and effectively when you ask your provider for a blood test for allergies.
Five Facts About RAST for Allergy Diagnosis
A radioallergosorbent test, aka RAST, is about as cutting edge as a rotary phone. So read five facts about RAST to ensure your vocabulary is contemporary as opposed to antiquated.
Anaphylaxis: Common Symptoms and Signs
What are the symptoms of anaphylaxis and some of the most common triggers? Explore this anaphylaxis primer, which includes a short video.
Multiple Allergies and the Symptom Threshold
You might have a decent grasp of each of your allergies. But do you understand how they might work together—and against you—via your symptom threshold? Learn more.
HEENT: Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Allergy Symptoms
Explore all things HEENT, including potential treatment for various HEENT symptoms and a handy chart to help differentiate between cold, flu, and allergy symptoms.
Celiac Disease Symptoms and Causes
Explore this celiac disease primer to discover basics insights, including common symptoms, potential sources of gluten, and diagnostic options.
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms and Signs
Even if you don't have an autoimmune or allergic reaction to gluten or other wheat proteins, you can still elicit celiac-disease-like symptoms. Learn more about non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Symptoms and Causes
What is pink eye? And what's the difference between allergic versus nonallergic conjunctivitis? Explore these answers and more.
What is an ear infection?
Did you know inflammation and congestion from allergies can lead to ear infections? Learn more about ear infection causes and symptoms.
What are hives?
Take a closer look at hives, including types, causes, symptoms, and treatment.
What is eczema?
Did you know some allergies can cause your eczema to flare up or get worse? Check out this primer for more eczema insights.
How to Deal with Allergies
Need help dealing with your allergies? Dr. Lakiea Wright offers four fabulous tips. Also discover 19 tactics to reduce environmental-allergen exposure.
Allergies and U: Allergy Strategies for the College Bound
For those with allergies, heading off to college is a whole new and perhaps uncertain world. Get graduate-level advice to help score a PhD in real world allergy preparedness.
30 Tips for Traveling with Allergies
Traveling is a break from your normal (and allergy-safe) routine. Score 30 allergy-friendly travel strategies to ensure your allergies don’t trip you up while traveling.
How to Prepare for a Food Allergy Emergency
The best way to ensure a positive outcome from a food-allergy emergency is to prepare for one. Learn how to recognize anaphylaxis, prevent reactions, and more.
Food Allergy Versus Food Intolerance
Food allergy and food intolerance are not the same. Take a closer look at both conditions and explore why diagnosing food-related discomfort is critical.
How to Grocery Shop and Cook After a Food Allergy Diagnosis
Discover 10 food-allergy shopping and cooking tips, including takeaways regarding labels, unprocessed food, grocery-trip planning, and more.
How to Host an Allergy-Friendly Holiday Gathering
Food allergies don’t need to crush your holiday spirit. Explore information and strategies to host a safe and festive holiday gathering.
Beyond Celiac: Five Gluten-Related Disorders
Celiac disease isn’t the only gluten-related disorder. Score insights on five gluten- or wheat-related conditions and possible steps to secure a diagnosis.
10 New and Surprising Facts About Alpha-Gal Syndrome
Alpha-Gal Syndrome, aka red meat allergy, actually begins with a bite from a tick, and symptoms typically don’t occur for three to six hours after eating red meat. Weird right? Discover more about this wacky but serious syndrome.
How to Introduce Food Allergens to Children
Contrary to earlier advice, new guidelines recommend introducing children to allergenic foods in their first four to six months of life. Learn why, when, and how to introduce kids to these foods and what symptoms to watch for during the process.
What is allergy cross-reactivity?
Did you know that if you have a latex allergy, you might react to some fruits as well? This phenomenon involves a type of cross-reactivity. Learn more.
Can you have allergies in the winter?
The short answer is "yes." For the long answer, check out this mini primer on year-round allergies, including symptoms, causes, and exposure-reduction tactics.
Pet Allergy Symptoms: Can you still keep your furry friends?
The simplest answer is "maybe." For a deeper dive, explore insights about your symptom threshold along with pet-allergy symptoms, causes, and exposure management.
Is Christmas tree allergy making you sick?
Christmas trees could be a reason for sneezin’. Learn about Christmas tree allergy, which may involve allergies to mold, pollen, dust mites, and/or sap.
Can allergies change over time?
Explore how and why allergies fluctuate over time, examine which allergies children are likely to outgrow, and learn why repeat testing is important.
Why aren’t antihistamines working? It may be nonallergic rhinitis
If allergy medications aren’t working, it may be nonallergic rhinitis causing sneezing, runny nose, and other spring allergy symptoms. Nonallergic rhinitis is often confused with pollen allergies, especially during spring allergy season.
Allergies vs. a Cold: Which One Are You Fighting?
In the boxing ring of your health, allergies and colds are fierce opponents with their own set of fighting styles. Although they have similar symptoms, allergies and colds are not the same.
Pet Dander Allergy - What causes it and how to find relief?
Discover what causes pet dander allergies how scientific research on pet allergen components is changing the game for people with pet dander allergies.
Five Spring Allergy Myths and What They Mean for You
Allergy Insider debunks five common seasonal-allergy myths and explores related topics including the symptom threshold, nonallergic triggers, testing, and more.
What are pollen allergies?
What is pollen? Where does it come from? And how can you manage a pollen allergy? Get the answers in this pollen primer.