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    1. 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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    2. 15 Tips to Help Prevent Allergy Symptoms in Kids

      Before you start any treatment, visit a doctor to be sure allergies are causing your child’s troubles. Once you know he really has seasonal allergies, these quick tips can offer much-needed relief. Stay Inside. The best way to treat allergy symptoms is to avoid allergens to begin with. So when polle

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    3. 10 Outdoor Adventures With Allergies

      Whether you’re hiking, at a sports game, or a guest at an outdoor wedding, a bit of careful planning can help keep your allergy symptoms at bay so you can enjoy the great outdoors. Here are tips from allergy experts. Challenge #1: Botanical Gardens The problem: Flowers aren't likely to be the worst

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Neti Pot, Nasal Irrigation Pros and Cons

      Chronic sinus or allergy problems can leave you feeling as though your nose is perpetually stuffed. To breathe freely again, many sinus sufferers rely on nasal irrigation, a technique that flushes out clogged nasal passages using a saltwater solution. "I find it to be the first line of defense in de

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    8. Smog: Not an Allergen, but an Irritant

      For people with allergies and asthma, sometimes the very air they breathe can be bad for their health. That’s because a variety of pollutants in our air -- collectively called smog -- can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, leaving people with these conditions struggling to breathe. Smog is a typ

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    9. What's an Itch?

      Does the world outside make you itch? Warmer months can bring you in contact with any number of scratchy culprits: poison ivy, bug bites, and sunburn, to name a few. From a survival perspective, there isn’t a good explanation for why we itch. One theory goes that animals itch in order to get parasit

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    10. Preventing and Treating Mosquito Bites

      It’s summer -- time to enjoy the outdoors! But we’re not the only ones. Bugs like mosquitoes thrive in the warmer weather, too. And that means more chances of itchy mosquito bites. Try these methods for itch relief: Wash the area with soap and water. A cold compress or ice may help reduce itching an

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