Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19, cold, allergies and the flu: What are the differences?

If you have signs or symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it's important that you contact your health care provider right away for medical advice. But COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu ...

Immunology

Q&A: What patients should know about fall and winter allergies

As we transition into colder months, fall and winter allergy sufferers may notice a change in their quality of life. If you're wondering whether or not you or your child have fall or winter allergies, here are some signs ...

Immunology

Q&A: Bee sting allergy—here's what you need to know

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and recently experienced a severe reaction when I was stung by a bee. I do not have any other allergies and I do not recall having a reaction to a bee sting as a child. Is it normal to ...

Medical research

Cow's milk protein beta-lactoglobulin prevents allergies

Numerous studies have shown that growing up on a farm and drinking natural, unprocessed cow's milk in early childhood protects against the development of immunoglobulins E (IgE), which are responsible for allergy symptoms. ...

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