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    1. Mosquito Repellents -- What Works?

      They're small, and they don't look terribly threatening, but don't be fooled. They pass along many diseases, often fatal ones. "Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on Earth," says Joseph Conlon, medical entomologist and technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association. "They kill

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    2. Allergies and Your Sinuses: Fighting Allergic Rhinitis

      One in five adults in the U.S. has nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. Yet as common as it is, experts say that allergic rhinitis is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underestimated. “Allergic rhinitis is a trivialized disease,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, an allergist at the University of Ci

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    3. Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season

      Spring means longer days, picnics, and time outdoors. But if you or someone in your family has allergies, it’s time to be on alert, too. Use these tips. If you have seasonal allergies, pollen can make your nose runny, your eyes itchy, your throat scratchy, and your mood miserable. Try to stay indoor

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    4. How to Treat Allergies That Get You All Stuffed Up

      Lenore Hirsch, a retired educator, is living the good life. Her home is in the impossibly beautiful Napa, CA, and she spends her days indulging her passions: photography, writing, and travel. If only her allergies would let up. Hirsch, who considers herself "a very young 69," has had hay fever since

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    5. Can You Overuse Nasal Spray?

      Yes. Just ask Marianne McCall. A few allergy seasons back, she thought her seasonal congestion might never end. In April, she’d begun to use a topical nasal-spray decongestant. The over-the-counter (OTC) drug worked like a charm. By summer, she was still using the spray daily. Yet it was helping for

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    6. How to Pamper Your Allergic Nose

      Is your sniffer working overtime because of a cold or allergies? It can feel uncomfortable when you use all those tissues. Use these expert tricks to soothe a chapped, sore nose fast. You may think pre-moistened wipes are gentler than plain-old tissue, but many diaper wipes or those made for removin

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    7. 7 Habits That Can Trigger Your Allergy Symptoms

      You may be great at dodging allergy triggers outdoors, but what happens once you’re inside? From walking in your front door to tucking yourself into bed at night, you’ll want to sidestep these common mistakes and keep your allergy triggers at bay. Regularly allowing your bathroom to get too steamy c

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    8. All About Nasal Allergies

      Nasal allergies can have symptoms like a cold -- watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and congestion -- that just won’t seem to go away. If your reaction to pollen, mold, dust, or pets is severe enough, it can change your day-to-day life. But you can do things to stifle your sniffles. Start with these

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    9. Makeup Tips for Bad Allergy Days

      Your eyes are bloodshot, your nose is red, and your skin is puffy. It must be allergy season! While your allergies may be a hard thing to kick to the curb for good, you don’t need to be a magician to mask the pesky symptoms that come with them. Instead, try out these simple solutions from makeup art

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    10. Food Allergy Myths and Facts

      You're done with your restaurant meal and it's time to the pay the bill. But before you even reach for your wallet, you get an itchy feeling down your back. Can't be food allergies, you think. Don't they go away when you become an adult? There's a lot of confusion out there about eating and allergie

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