Allergies

Itchy, Red Eyes? How to Tell If It's Allergy or Infection

14 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

If you have red, itchy eyes and it's hay fever time, you likely assume that allergies are causing the problem - and that you can treat it on your own with over-the-counter eye drops. Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that.
Even if you find a guide to help you choose the best eye drops from the drugstore aisle, you may treat for allergies when the real problem is an eye infection.
Before you head to the drugstore, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD , shares what you need to know about these two very different conditions.
Allergies or infection? Here's how you can tell
Whether ragweed or...
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Allergy or Intolerance: How Can You Tell the Difference?

Allergy or Intolerance: How Can You Tell the Difference?

14 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

If you've had a reaction - upset stomach or diarrhea, for example - to a certain food, you may think you have an allergy. But it's more than likely to be a food intolerance.
When you have an allergy , symptoms are likely much more severe and sometimes life-threatening, depending on the cause says allergy and immunologist Mark Aronica, MD .
The key is to understand the differences between an intolerance and an allergy. That way, you're better prepared to handle them.
“While symptoms of allergy and intolerance may appear similar, one clear difference is how they affect your body,” says Dr...
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