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    1. 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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    2. Serious Food Allergies: How to Keep Your Teen Safe

      Life with a food allergy can be more of a challenge for a teen than a young child. These years are all about fitting in, but a kid with allergies often can’t eat what her friends eat, or has to ask for special meals, or must pass when everyone else is eating something she can't have. Here are some w

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    3. 4 Ways to Raise an Allergy-Savvy Child

      When your child has severe allergies, there's a lot you can do to help him avoid anaphylaxis, a dangerous allergic reaction. Work with your child and with the friends, family members, and other adults who are part of his life to manage his allergies and, in turn, make anaphylaxis less likely. Get an

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    4. 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 pol

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    5. Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

      Regular housecleaning can get rid of many 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

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    6. An Allergy-Free Vacation: It's Possible With Planning

      Whether it's pollen in Puerto Rico or a feather pillow in Switzerland, allergic triggers can get in the way of vacation fun. Careful planning can prevent a lot of problems. Here are tips on what to do beforehand to ensure a happy, allergy-free vacation. Talk to your doctor. See if your doctor sugges

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    7. 6 Ways to Keep Exercising With Allergies

      When you have allergies, even short exercise bouts outdoors can be challenging. Follow these tips before heading outdoors to exercise to make your workout less itchy and sniffly. What triggers your allergies? It's important to know what you're allergic to. There are different readings for different

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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