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  1. Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden?

    If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don't have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often in their early 40s. Common culprits for adult-onset allergies i

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  2. The Truth About Mucus

    Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff.  Sure, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue when you have a cold or sinus infection, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose. "Mucus is incredibly important for

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  3. Are Your Allergies Spoiling the Romance?

    When love is in the air, you want to breathe it in. But what if that air is also filled with pet dander or pollen? Or you’re afraid to seal your new romance with a kiss that may set off your food allergy? Take these steps to help prevent symptoms that get in the way of Cupid’s work. Sniffling, sneez

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  4. Serious Allergies: Keeping Your Teen Safe

    It can be challenging to have a food allergy as a teen. Some feel embarrassed to eat differently than their friends, or to ask for special meals, or to pass when everyone else is eating something they can't. In one survey, teenagers with food allergies admitted that they sometimes take risks with th

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  5. Allergic Reactions at School

    Many children have allergies. Most never have a dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Still, it's best to be prepared, including when your child is at school. Your child's allergist can help. They can use blood and skin tests to identify your child's allergy triggers, review your child's a

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  6. Anaphylaxis: Where to Find Information & Support

    If your child has a serious allergy, make an appointment with a pediatric allergist or immunologist. Your doctor can give you a referral. Your pediatric allergist will do tests to find your child's allergy triggers, create a treatment plan for those allergies, and tell you what you need to do to man

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  7. Dangerous Allergies: 9 Ways to Raise a Safe Child

    When your child has severe allergies, there's a lot you can do to help your child avoid anaphylaxis, a dangerous allergic reaction. These tips will help. The sooner you start, the better. Even if your child is young, there are ways you can help them learn how to manage their allergies and, in turn,

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  8. How Epinephrine Injections May Protect Your Child

    Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe allergic reaction. An injection of a medicine called epinephrine could delay the symptoms of that reaction, buying time in an emergency. But many people who carry a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector don't know how to use it, says pediatrician Scott H. Sicherer, MD,

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  9. Food Allergies: Protect Your Child at Home and Away

    Most food allergy reactions start soon -- within minutes to a couple of hours -- after exposure to a trigger food. Symptoms can include: Stomach or intestinal problems, such as vomiting, colic, diarrhea, or bleeding Skin reactions, such as hives, swelling, or eczema Breathing problems, such as upper

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  10. What Causes Sinus Problems?

    If you are plagued by sinus problems, take a moment to consider these valuable parts of your head. What can turn good sinuses into problem sinuses? Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbone, and in the forehead. They produce mucus, which helps keep

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