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Is It Pollen, or Something Else?

If your symptoms happen every so often in spring, summer, or early fall, you may have seasonal allergies. Tree pollen is a problem in spring, grass pollen in summer, and weeds in fall.

If you have symptoms year-round, you may be allergic to dust mites, pet dander, or mold and mildew. Mold spores can also be a problem outdoors, usually when weather is warm and humid.

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Help your child manage allergies at school with these tips. Help Kids Claim Their Fame: Kids with allergies or asthma can excel in sports. But they won't have stamina if allergies are uncontrolled. Make sure kids take medications! Circle of Support: Help kids get support at school. Meet with teachers, the nurse, and the coach to discuss the child's allergies or asthma. Develop a game plan. Game Plan: Give the school nurse an "allergy card" with critical details -- your child's...

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It’s possible to have both kinds of allergies. Your doctor can help you figure out more exactly what you’re allergic to.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on November 06, 2012

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