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Allergies

Allergies are immune reactions or responses to environmental or ingested substances. Common allergies result from plants, pets, foods and medications. Allergic reactions can vary from slight discomfort to severe reactions, so it is important to be tested for allergies. Allergic symptoms often include sneezing, wheezing, rashes and itchy eyes.

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By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
With the cold and flu season upon us, now is the perfect time to go through your medicine cabinet and make sure it is fully stocked when you need it most.

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Food allergies, especially among children, are more common than you may think. According to the Food Allergy Research and Education Network, nearly 1 in every 13 children in the United States (approximately two in every classroom) has a food allergy. It is important to be aware of food allergies when sending your children to school, on play dates, or when participating in other group activities. Even if your own children do not suffer from food allergies, it is likely that a friend or classmate does. Dupage Medical Group Allergists share tips and recipes your kids will love that are allergy-safe.

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
At the first sign of warmer weather it may be tempting to open up some windows and air out your home. If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, opening up a window, especially during spring cleaning, may worsen symptoms by stirring up dust and allowing pollen to take up residence in your home. DuPage Medical Group Allergists share five common cleaning mistakes you can avoid to keep allergy symptoms at bay.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
With its cool, crisp air and colorful, changing leaves, fall can be a beautiful time of year. For allergy sufferers however, fall often signals the start of a dreaded allergy season. Mold in the air is often higher in the fall and can cause a whole slew of symptoms. Find out how to limit your exposure to mold both inside and outdoors, and minimize allergy symptoms so you can enjoy nature’s beauty to the fullest this fall.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Simple solutions for significant allergy relief.

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
How to prevent your kids from having allergic reactions when you’re not there.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & Children's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
What are the signs and symptoms of peanut allergies?
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & Children's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Learn about ways to reduce the amount of allergens in your home.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies, Asthma & Children's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
For those diagnosed with a milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, or shellfish allergy, learn about the navigation and management of these foods.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies

By DuPage Medical Group Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Understand how to better manage symptoms produced by the great outdoors.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies

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