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    1. Spotting Hidden Allergy Triggers

      If you've been living with allergies, you probably know the obvious stuff by now -- don't take in stray cats, don't hang around in dusty attics, don't inhale deeply in smoking lounges. But that might not be enough. There could be hidden allergy triggers and irritants all around you that you don't kn

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    2. Food Allergies: Tips for Eating Out

      Having a food allergy used to mean dining out was limited to carrying your plate from the kitchen to the porch or, at best, eating at the home of a close friend or relative who could guarantee your food offenders were nowhere in sight. Today, however, eating out is a lot easier -- and safer -- for t

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    3. Fall Allergies: Seasonal Tips to End the Itch

      Every fall, you're suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall allergies? It's certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year. Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to bot

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    4. 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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    5. Regional Allergies

      Q: Atlanta is beautiful in the spring, but my allergies are so bad! Will moving to the desert make them go away? A: Ragweed and grass pollens are triggers that are difficult to avoid almost everywhere in the continental United States during the spring and summer. Although much of Arizona and New Mex

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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