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Cartersville Medical Center

Allergy Center

General Overview

An allergy is the body's hypersensitivity to substances in the environment. Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions.

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

Living With Allergies

Image for allergies and traveling articleHealthy traveling with allergies

While you cannot allergy-proof your vacation, you can take steps to minimize the effects allergies might have on your vacation. Read here to find out how.

Preventing Allergies

Pets and your child’s allergies

Does being around pets at a young age increase a child’s risk of developing allergies and asthma? Read here to find out what the research says.

Special Topics

Food allergy—it's nothing to sneeze at

What is a food allergy and what are your treatment options if you have one?

Preventing food allergies in infants and children

With all the buzz about food allergies, you may be wondering how you can protect your child. Learn the basics about food allergies and if there is anything you can do to keep your child allergy-free.

Treating latex allergy

A latex allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to proteins found in the natural rubber latex. Read here to find out more.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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