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  1. Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

    Q: Should we move to help my daughter's spring allergies? A: Moving from a humid area to an arid one may help with allergies to house dust mites, but not with outdoor allergies.  Even in bone-dry regions, grasses, olive and mesquite trees, and weeds (including ragweed) grow well and release their po

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  2. Lighten Your Child's Allergy Load

    Coughing, sneezing, itching, wheezing -- kids with allergies face a lot of miserable symptoms. And, your child's triggers may change over time. Sudden weather changes also can make symptoms flare. Learn what triggers your child's allergies now, at least, and get serious about avoiding them. These ti

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  3. Indoor Fun for Allergic Kids

    For the thousands of children with seasonal allergies, rising pollen counts mean nasal congestion, itchy eyes, irritated throat, and feeling tired. A good way to cope is to keep your kids away from allergy triggers like tree, grass, and weed pollen. When the pollen count is high, keep allergic child

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  4. Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

    Regular housecleaning can get rid of allergy triggers and help relieve your symptoms. It helps to know some cleaning tips. Common mistakes -- shampooing carpets or using heavily scented cleaners -- could make your allergies worse, not better. Here are some ways to keep your house clean and your alle

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  5. Nasal Allergies: How to Pamper Your Nose

    When seasonal allergies strike, your nose can really take a beating. A runny nose, congestion, and sneezing are among the most common allergy symptoms, and they can leave you with a red, sore, itchy nose. Here are some ways to help protect, pamper, and soothe your nose. A red, rough nose is the hall

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  6. Are Allergies Ruining Your Beauty Plan?

    Sniff, sniff. That's an all-too-familiar sound during allergy season, when thousands of allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues and rummaging through makeup bags to find the right cover-up for red noses or itchy, watery eyes. If this description hits close to home, you're not alone. Approximately

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  7. 6 Daily Habits That May Make You Sick

    They say that home is where the heart is. But what you may not know is that it's also where 65% of colds and more than half of food-borne illnesses are contracted. The things we do around the house every day have a big impact on both our long- and short-term health.  Here are six common household ac

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  8. Nasal Allergies and Household Mold

    Do your nasal allergies linger well after the first frost? If so, you may have a mold allergy. Mold is found everywhere -- outdoors on leaves and rotting wood and indoors in damp basements and bathrooms. So mold allergies -- and allergy symptoms -- can happen year round. The symptoms of a mold aller

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  9. Does Honey Help Prevent Allergies?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the most cherished medical myths out there. For our March/April 2012 issue, we talked to Michael Palumbo, MD, an allergist with Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates i

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  10. Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

    You’re trying your best to enjoy an evening cookout, but a constant swarm of mosquitoes follows you from grill to poolside. The threat? A pierce to your skin, leaving behind an itchy red welt and possibly even a serious illness. As you swat madly at the pests, you notice that others seem completely

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