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  1. Summer Sinus Problems

    If you’re among the 37 million Americans who suffer from sinus problems, you know just how miserable the symptoms can make you feel. The congestion. The facial pain. The postnasal drip-drip-drip. Summer often brings a bit of a respite, as the cold viruses that trigger most cases of sinusitis are les

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  2. Blocking Allergy Symptoms: How Pretreatment Works

    For lots of people, allergy treatment is reactive. You get stuffed up, your eyes water, and then you go to the medicine cabinet for relief. But many doctors say that we’ve got it the wrong way around. Instead, we should be taking the medicine before we have symptoms. Call it allergy pretreatment. “W

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  3. Living With Severe Allergies

    Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States -- the poor souls who sniffle, sneeze, and get all clogged up when face to face with the allergen (or allergens) that set them off. For many, allergies are seasonal and mild, requiring nothing more than getting extra tissue or taking

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  4. Conquer Your Allergies

    Allergies can be irritating and even maddening. But you don't have to suffer. Take charge of your environment! Here are some steps to control the allergens that trigger your reactions. Pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander are common irritants that cause itchy eyes and congestion. To get rid o

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  5. Parenting Children With Allergies

    One in four U.S. children suffers from allergies. If your child is one of them, you know the drill: They can feel run down, develop secondary sinus infections or asthma, and be cranky. Allergies can be downright miserable for everyone in the family. You also know that allergies can complicate the si

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  6. Putting Allergies Out of Work

    Sneezing, wheezing, and too tired to do your job? If you have allergies at work, this probably sounds familiar. Maybe you’re up all night with miserable allergy symptoms, but you force yourself to go to work anyway. Once there, you’re so fatigued that you got nothing done -- and end up going home ea

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  7. Indoor Allergy Triggers

    You come home after a day away, step into the house, and the symptoms hit: Watery eyes, scratchy throat, congestion. Could it be indoor allergies? Allergies are very common. An estimated 50 million Americans are allergic to everything from dust and dander, to mold and mites. But what about you? How

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  8. Your Pollen Survival Guide

    Springtime brings not just deliciously longer days, warmer weather, balmy breezes and blooming flowers. For people with allergies, it means the return of pollen. Pollen and allergies don't mix. There's not much you can do to avoid pollen altogether -- after all, it's produced by grasses, trees, flow

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  9. Spring Allergies: A Q&A with Our Top Expert

    It’s spring-time again and all across the country, people with allergies are sniffling, sneezing, and generally suffering from a surfeit of spring allergies. This year, Michael W. Smith, MD, chief medical editor at WebMD, sat down with nationally acclaimed allergist Jordan S. Josephson, MD, to get t

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  10. Treating Allergies at Night

    If allergies are keeping you awake at night, you're not alone. In one study, only 17% of patients with allergies rated their sleep as optimal. About half of all people in the study said allergies and nasal congestion woke them up at night and also made it hard to fall asleep. Why does it matter? Sle

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