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    1. How to Survive Spring Allergy Season

      Every spring, Denise Wilson tweaks her daily routine. Instead of running outdoors, she hits the gym. She puts on the air conditioner rather than open a window for fresh air. And she tucks her contacts into a drawer and switches to eyeglasses. Wilson, 46, a public relations exec in Brooklyn, NY, says

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    2. Does Honey Prevent Allergies?

      You’re buried beneath a mountain of tissues and can barely keep your eyelids open after a dose of allergy meds. You remember hearing that small amounts of local honey can help keep sniffles at bay. Does it work? The idea that honey can prevent allergies is based on a concept called immunotherapy. Th

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    3. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

      You should talk to your doctor about it. While they can’t cure your allergies, they can really cut down on your symptoms. The shots work best if you have severe allergies or symptoms that last more than 3 months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They’ll also help if you can't take allergy medicines

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    4. Does Your Child Have a Cold, or Is It Allergies?

      Your son is back from overnight camp with a bad cough. You assume it’s a cold, because he’s got a fever and says he caught it a few days before he came home. So you do all you can to help him fight it off. A few days later, his fever is gone and he’s back in action. But he’s still coughing, and it g

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    5. Foods That May Trigger Pollen Allergies

      Have you ever taken a bite from an apple and felt your mouth get itchy? Did a tasty banana cause your tongue to swell? If so, chances are you have oral allergy syndrome, or pollen-food allergy syndrome as it’s also known. It happens because your immune system can’t tell the difference between protei

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    6. Is It a Cold or the Flu?

      It's no surprise so many people get colds and the flu mixed up. They're both contagious illnesses that affect your lungs and airways, and they have many of the same symptoms. But unlike a cold, the flu can cause serious and even life-threatening problems. That's why it's important to be able to tell

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    7. Do You Have a Cold or Allergies?

      Do you know how to tell the difference between a cold and allergies? Are you sure? It's easy to get them confused. Just ask Paul Ehrlich, MD, a professor of pediatrics at New York University. He'd been an allergist for years when he came down with what he thought was a cold. "I'd had a watery, runny

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    8. Adult-Onset Allergies

      Let’s be clear: Allergies aren’t kids’ stuff. Well, they’re not just kids’ stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can’t shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might eve

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    9. Relieve Allergies the Natural Way

      Itchy eyes? Sore throat? Runny nose? Welcome to allergy season. Over-the-counter medicines will ease your symptoms, but some natural remedies may work, too. Here are a few to consider trying. You can take these in the form of a capsule, drops, or tea. You may already have one proven allergy fighter

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    10. 5 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

      Scott M. Schreiber, a Delaware chiropractor, knows what it’s like to deal with springtime allergies. His eyes get swollen and itchy. His nose runs and his throat feels sore. “On high pollen days, I can only be outside for a short period of time, which is upsetting when my kids want to play,” Schreib

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