Living with AllergiesWhen you have allergies, your immune system reacts to a foreign substance (an allergen) as if it were dangerous, even though it is harmless to others. A doctor uses clinical and family histories, physical examination, and skin and laboratory tests to diagnosis allergic disease and identify potential allergic triggers. Allergy symptoms can be successfully relieved through a combination of allergen avoidance, allergy medications and immunotherapy.

The best way to manage allergies is to learn about your allergens and triggers, avoid allergens and take your medication appropriately. For example, if you have pollen allergies, learn when pollen season starts in your area and take allergy medications before allergy symptoms start.  


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Pollen Count

Review the Denver Pollen Count, which is gathered by National Jewish Health and is updated most weekday afternoons during allergy season.

Know Your Allergy Season

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Allergy Treatment Programs

No matter where you are on the allergy spectrum, get care from the international leader in allergy research and treatment, National Jewish Health. Learn more.

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Allergy Patch Skin Testing

Patch skin testing may be used to find out if a rash is from direct contact with an allergen.

Allergy Prick Skin Testing

Prick skin tests are done to help identify if you/your child are allergic and waht you are allergic to.

Devices for Inhaled Medications

Inhaled medicines, or medicines that you breathe directly into the lungs, are an important part of treatment for chronic lung disease.