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  1. The Truth About Mucus

    Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff. Sure, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue when you have a cold or sinus infection, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose. "Mucus is incredibly important for

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  2. Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden?

    If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don't have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often in their early 40s. Common culprits for adult-onset allergies i

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  3. Are Your Allergies Spoiling the Romance?

    When love is in the air, you want to breathe it in. But what if that air is also filled with pet dander or pollen? Or you’re afraid to seal your new romance with a kiss that may set off your food allergy? Take these steps to help prevent symptoms that get in the way of Cupid’s work. Sniffling, sneez

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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