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  1. Nothing to Sneeze At

    By Julia Szabo If someone you love is allergic to your pet, there are simple solutions to help everyone live happily ever after. According to the Humane Society of the United States, studies show that 15 percent of the population is allergic to dander, the microscopic proteins secreted by an animal'

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  2. How to Avoid Surprise Allergy Attacks

    Out of nowhere -- a sneeze attack. Who knows what caused it? An assortment of indoor and outdoor allergens can launch a surprise assault. Pollen's a biggie; so is mold. Whatever you can do to tame those plagues will make your life sweeter. Allergy attacks are the body's overreaction to an irritant.

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  3. Exposing Kids to Dogs, Cats Early Can Pay Off

    Researchers were shocked to learn that exposing children to house pets might make it less, rather than more, likely that they would develop an allergy to dander and fur. But this is just the beginning of the "tail" when it comes to accommodating allergic pet lovers. "I had a dog growing up," recalls

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  4. Mosquito Repellents: What Works

    Mosquitos don't just whine in your ear and drive you mad with itching, but they also spread disease to more than 700 million people every year. Here's how to stay off a mosquito's menu. Do you seem to get eaten alive when others are left alone? You're probably not just imagining it. Everyone's body

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  5. Keeping Kids Happy Despite Allergy Symptoms

    Symptoms of seasonal allergies leaving your kids down in the dumps? Perk them up with these simple home treatments.

  6. Lighten Your Child's Allergy Load

    Reduce your child's allergy symptoms by sweeping away triggers. Check this list of common allergy triggers and how to avoid them.

  7. When Pollen Count Is Too High for Kids With Allergies

    Have kids with allergies? Keep them entertained when staying indoors with these fun ideas for tots and tweens!

  8. Allergy Medicine Tips for Children

    While there's no cure for allergies, you can manage your child's allergy symptoms by pre-medicating with medicines such as antihistamines and nasal sprays.

  9. 10 Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Childhood Allergies

    Your child’s doctor is a vital resource for all your questions about allergies in children. Yet it’s easy to forget the important things when you’re in the doctor’s office. Here’s a list of key questions to ask about allergies in children.

  10. Tips for Handling Allergies in School

    Talk to teachers about your child's special needs due to nasal allergies. You'll help your child do better, academically and socially.

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