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  1. Many Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine

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  2. Quick Epinephrine Use Urged for Allergic Reaction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People having a severe allergic reaction need immediate treatment with the medication epinephrine, newly released guidelines say. But, not all medical personnel are aware of the importance of epinephrine, according to the

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  3. Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

    Q: Should we move to help my daughter's spring allergies? A: Moving from a humid area to an arid one may help with allergies to house dust mites, but not with outdoor allergies. Even in bone-dry regions, grasses, olive and mesquite trees, and weeds (including ragweed) grow well and release their pol

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  4. Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

    Nov. 21, 2014 -- Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say. In a new study, published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, being exposed to peanut protein in house dust doubled the chance of having

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  5. Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

    Regular housecleaning can get rid of many allergy triggers and help relieve your symptoms. It helps to know some cleaning tips. Common mistakes -- shampooing carpets or using heavily scented cleaners -- could make your allergies worse, not better. Here are some ways to keep your house clean and your

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  6. Pollution Down, but Health Risks Persist

    Nov. 10, 2014 -- On a bright, hot summer day in just about any major city in the world, there’s a slightly yellowish haze that hangs in the air. It’s the thing that makes sunsets appear fiery red, but it can be a dangerous health hazard for people living underneath. It's air pollution. Several recen

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  7. EpiPens in Schools Save Lives, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping supplies of epinephrine in schools saves lives, a new study finds. Epinephrine injections are given when someone suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect sting. This study foun

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  8. Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 400 internists and pediatricians, researchers found that misconceptions about allergie

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  9. Child Peanut Allergy May Be Tied to Gene Mutation

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study. Peanut allergy and other food allergies have

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  10. An Allergy-Free Vacation: It's Possible With Planning

    Whether it's pollen in Puerto Rico or a feather pillow in Switzerland, allergic triggers can get in the way of vacation fun. Careful planning can prevent a lot of problems. Here are tips on what to do beforehand to ensure a happy, allergy-free vacation. Talk to your doctor. See if your doctor sugges

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