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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 late spring and 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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    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 the latest news on causes, treatments, and home remedies for allergic reactions. Josephson, author of the recently published Sinus Relief Now: The Groundbreaking 5-Step Program for Sinus, Allergy, and Asthma...

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

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on December 02, 2014

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