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  1. The Truth About Mucus

    Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff.  Sure, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue when you have a cold or sinus infection, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose. "Mucus is incredibly important for

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  2. Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden?

    If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don't have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often in their early 40s. Common culprits for adult-onset allergies i

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  3. FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens. Oralair is the first under-the-tong

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  4. Spring Allergy Outlook

    March 27, 2014 -- A bitterly cold winter followed by a sudden spring warm-up might spell massive misery if you have allergies. “When pollen has been held up by cold weather, you can get a flood of pollen as the weather warms up,” says allergy researcher Kraig Jacobson, MD. “And that may indeed be ha

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  5. Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that you wear in your nose -- about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace -- might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them out of your sinuses. A sm

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  6. Are Your Allergies Spoiling the Romance?

    When love is in the air, you want to breathe it in. But what if that air is also filled with pet dander or pollen? Or you’re afraid to seal your new romance with a kiss that may set off your food allergy? Take these steps to help prevent symptoms that get in the way of Cupid’s work. Sniffling, sneez

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  7. Food Allergies Have Doubled Among Black Children

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past two decades, reports of food allergies have nearly doubled among black children, a new study reveals. Although childhood food allergies are on the rise overall, the spike in these allergies among blac

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  8. Food Allergies: Protect Your Child at Home and Away

    Most food allergy reactions start soon -- within minutes to a couple of hours -- after exposure to a trigger food. Symptoms can include: Stomach or intestinal problems, such as vomiting, colic, diarrhea, or bleeding Skin reactions, such as hives, swelling, or eczema Breathing problems, such as upper

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  9. Serious Allergies: Keeping Your Teen Safe

    It can be challenging to have a food allergy as a teen. Some feel embarrassed to eat differently than their friends, or to ask for special meals, or to pass when everyone else is eating something they can't. In one survey, teenagers with food allergies admitted that they sometimes take risks with th

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  10. Allergic Reactions at School

    Many children have allergies. Most never have a dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Still, it's best to be prepared, including when your child is at school. Your child's allergist can help. They can use blood and skin tests to identify your child's allergy triggers, review your child's a

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