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  1. Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms

    May 7, 2015 -- The so-called “friendly bacteria” known as probiotics may help take some of the misery out of hay fever, or seasonal allergies, according to a new review of studies. But the doctors who did the review say more research is needed before they’d be able to recommend probiotics as a treat

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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. Allergies and Your Sinuses: Fighting Allergic Rhinitis

    One in five adults in the U.S. has nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. Yet as common as it is, experts say that allergic rhinitis is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underestimated. “Allergic rhinitis is a trivialized disease,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, an allergist at the University of Ci

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  4. Do Harsh Winters Mean Worse Allergies?

    April 9, 2015 -- Spring is finally here, and with it comes tree pollen. For people with allergies, that could spell misery. But despite the harsh winter in some parts of the country, the sniffly, sneezy grief may not be any worse than usual. “I would say it will be an average allergy season, based o

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  5. 6 Anaphylaxis Myths and Facts

    You could save someone's life if you know how to recognize and handle the dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Are you ready? Check to make sure you understand the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Fact: You might picture anaphylaxis as a dramatic, “I can't breathe” problem, but it doesn’t

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  6. Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season

    Spring means longer days, picnics, and time outdoors. But if you or your child has allergies, it’s time to be on alert, too. Use these tips to avoid triggering your allergies.   As many as 15 million people in the U.S. have these. You’ll want to work with your doctor to find out which foods give you

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  7. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots can’t cure your allergies, but they can really cut down on your symptoms. The shots are best if you have severe allergies or symptoms that last more than 3 months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They can also help if you can't take allergy medicines because of side effects or intera

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  8. Dishwasher Linked To Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children's risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study. These findings are the latest to lend support to

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  9. Babies Who Eat Peanuts Early May Avoid Allergy

    Feb. 23, 2015 -- Life-threatening peanut allergies have mysteriously been on the rise in the past decade, with little hope for a cure. But a groundbreaking new study may offer a way to stem that rise, while another may offer some hope for those who are already allergic. Parents have been told for ye

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  10. Allergy Risk From Milk in Some Dark Chocolate: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some boxes of scrumptious dark chocolate given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day might contain milk -- a hidden danger for those allergic to dairy products. A new study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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