In-depth

Symptoms

Hives and angioedema

Hives and angioedema — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of these common allergic disorders.

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Whether it affects a small or large area of your body, itchy skin can be uncomfortable and persistent. Here's how to stop the itch.

Runny nose

Watery eyes

Tests and diagnosis

Allergy skin tests

Itching, sneezing and swelling: Find out what's causing your allergy symptoms.

Treatments and drugs

Allergy medications

Aug. 30, 2016
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