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    1. Could It Be an Allergy?

      Wondering if your nagging cold is actually an allergy? Or what about your new skin cream that made your hands break out? Distinguishing an allergy from a non-allergic condition is not always a clear-cut task. But knowing the difference can sometimes help you solve what's ailing you, which in turn co

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    2. 4 Reasons Your Allergies Aren't Improving

      Got allergies that don't seem to get better, no matter what you do? Check these four common reasons why allergies don't improve -- and what to do about it. Tightening up in these four areas may go a long way toward reducing allergy symptoms of all kinds. Nonadherence -- that is, not doing all you ca

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    3. Are Allergies Ruining Your Sex Life?

      Fifty million Americans have allergies. If you’re one of them, you don’t need anyone to tell you that symptoms like nasal congestion, a runny nose, and red, itchy eyes can be extremely annoying. But allergies are more than an annoyance. In fact, they can have a major impact on your quality of life.

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    4. Are Allergies Making You Depressed?

      Allergy sufferers who say symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and red, itchy eyes make them miserable may not be exaggerating. Recent studies show an association between seasonal allergies and clinical depression. While researchers can't say that allergies actually cause people to feel depressed, it

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    5. Women's Guide to Conquering Allergies

      Ah, warm weather. For allergy sufferers, that means an onslaught of symptoms, like sneezing, sniffing, red eyes, and runny noses. Plus, trying desperately to avoid allergy triggers at parks, playgrounds, and gardens. An estimated 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis,

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    6. 11 Surprising Sneezing Facts

      Larissa Stouffer of Melrose, Mass., usually sneezes not once, not twice, but three times. She sneezes as she gets into a car if it's sunny outside, but not when it's cloudy; her dad does the same thing. And as soon as she pops some mint chewing gum into her mouth, out comes an achoo. Stouffer, 30, i

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    7. Seasonal Allergies: 4 Routes to Relief

      Ah, fall. The perfect time to get outside for long walks in the neighborhood, hikes in the hills, and autumn gardening. But that "ah" can quickly become "ah-choo" if you're one of the 36 million Americans with seasonal allergy problems. The runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion -- all typical fall

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    8. Are Allergies Cramping Your Sex Life?

      Here's a wild guess: When an allergy attack hits and leaves you sneezing and itching, with teary eyes and a nose that is runny and stuffed, you probably aren't much in the mood for romance. It may sound obvious that drippy noses don't bring out the sex kitten in people. But for the first time, a stu

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    9. Fall Allergies and Sinusitis

      Autumn has arrived, and you don’t feel so good. You can’t stop sneezing and sniffling. The return of cool weather leaves you feeling not invigorated but miserable. What’s going on? You may be suffering from pollen allergy, a.k.a. allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Thirty million Americans do, and sympt

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    10. The Weather: Wreaking Havoc on Health

      We all know people who blame the weather for their achy joints, killer headaches, and many other health woes. But proving these claims has been a bit more elusive. In recent years, however, scientists have become increasingly interested in attempting to understand just how various weather extremes a

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