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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Sinus Problems: Home Remedies and Tips

    Are you among the 37 million Americans who have sinus problems each year? If so, there's a lot you can do around the house to create a "sinus-friendly" environment -- reducing your risk for sinus pressure. Even better, many of the measures are simple and inexpensive. First, it's crucial to figure ou

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots don't cure allergies, but they should reduce your symptoms noticeably. They are best if you have severe allergy symptoms or symptoms that last more than three months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They can also help people who can't take allergy medicines because of side effects or

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  8. Best Diet for Nasal Allergies

    Could what you're eating affect your nasal allergies? It's possible. Here are some tips on which foods may help your nasal allergy symptoms -- and which foods are making them worse. Foods That May Help Warm fluids. Whether you're sipping tea or eating chicken soup, warm fluids help break up congesti

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  9. Allergy Relief Tips Wherever You Go

    Do your allergies act up as soon as you set foot outside? Use these simple tips to reduce exposure to pollens, molds, and other allergens and enjoy the outdoors again. It’s rough when the plants you love don’t love you back. Here's how to make your time in the yard more pleasant: Choose the right pl

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  10. Foods That May Worsen Pollen Allergies

    What can you get when you cross a cantaloupe with a ragweed plant, or an apple with a birch tree? An itchy mouth. For many people with hay fever (seasonal allergies), eating cantaloupe can cause itching or hives in their mouths. Eating uncooked apples may do the same to people with birch pollen alle

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