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Allergens: Animals
Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.
Allergens: Chemical Sensitivity
Detailed information on synthetic and natural substances that cause sensitivity to the skin
Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites
Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses.
Allergens: Food
Detailed information on food allergy, including food intolerance and food allergy symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Allergen: Insect Stings
Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings
Allergens: Mold
Mold spores or fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs, where they cause allergic reactions or asthma.
Allergens: Poison Ivy/Poison Oak/Poison Sumac
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can all cause bumps and blisters that itch. Teach your children what these plants look like and how to avoid them.
Allergens: Pollen
Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as "hay fever."
Asthma and Pregnancy
With proper asthma management and good prenatal care, most women with asthma can have healthy pregnancies.
About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.