According to the American Medical Association, an estimated 40 million people are affected by allergies. An allergy refers to an abnormal reaction to certain substances called allergens. Common allergens include:
animal dander, mold spores, dust mites, pollen, insect stings, and some medications.
The part of the body contacted by the allergen is affected. “Hay Fever” is the most common name used for an
array of allergies that produce common symptoms affecting the nose, eyes, mouth and throat.
Developing a treatment plan can greatly improve allergy symptoms. For more information, contact the American Academy of Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology at 800-822-2672 or visit their website: http//www.aaaai.org.