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  1. 4 Reasons Your Allergies Aren't Improving

    Got allergies that don't seem to get better, no matter what you do? Check these four common reasons why allergies don't improve -- and what to do about it. Tightening up in these four areas may go a long way toward reducing allergy symptoms of all kinds. Nonadherence -- that is, not doing all you ca

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  2. Kids With Food Allergies Need Medicine Nearby

    March 3, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Some children with peanut allergies are at risk of potentially fatal allergic reactions because they don't have their lifesaving epinephrine medication on them at school, Canadian researchers report. At issue are autoinjectors such as EpiPen or Twinject -- syringes fil

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  3. Immune Therapy Cracks Egg, Peanut Allergies

    March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- An experimental treatment in which children with food allergies are fed tiny amounts of the very food to which they're allergic is allowing some kids with peanut allergies to enjoy peanut butter and some with egg allergies to eat scrambled eggs. Three new studies sugge

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  4. Soothe Your Spring Allergies

    In spring, people rush out of doors. They jog. They stroll. They smell the flowers. And ...They sneeze. Sometimes a lot. People with spring allergies know the drill: The itchy, watery eyes, blocked ears, and nasal congestion that can put a crimp in even the sunniest spring day. “A lot of times you d

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  5. How to Handle Nasal Allergies: Tips from a White House Allergist

    To get some tips for living through the allergy symptoms that pollen season brings, WebMD talked to Talal Nsouli, MD, who was President Bill Clinton’s personal allergist and has been a consultant to the White House Medical Office ever since. That means if the president, first lady, or anyone in the

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  6. Are Allergies Ruining Your Sex Life?

    Fifty million Americans have allergies. If you’re one of them, you don’t need anyone to tell you that symptoms like nasal congestion, a runny nose, and red, itchy eyes can be extremely annoying. But allergies are more than an annoyance. In fact, they can have a major impact on your quality of life.

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  7. Are Allergies Making You Depressed?

    Allergy sufferers who say symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and red, itchy eyes make them miserable may not be exaggerating. Recent studies show an association between seasonal allergies and clinical depression. While researchers can't say that allergies actually cause people to feel depressed, it

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  8. Women's Guide to Conquering Allergies

    Ah, warm weather. For allergy sufferers, that means an onslaught of symptoms, like sneezing, sniffing, red eyes, and runny noses. Plus, trying desperately to avoid allergy triggers at parks, playgrounds, and gardens. An estimated 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis,

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  9. Kids' Allergy Shots Cut Health Care Costs

    Jan. 14, 2010 -- Allergy shots are no fun for kids. However, for children with hay fever (or allergic rhinitis), the shots are likely to reduce medications and doctor visits, according to a new study. Allergic rhinitis is the third most common chronic disease in American children, with up to 40% of

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  10. 11 Surprising Sneezing Facts

    Larissa Stouffer of Melrose, Mass., usually sneezes not once, not twice, but three times. She sneezes as she gets into a car if it's sunny outside, but not when it's cloudy; her dad does the same thing. And as soon as she pops some mint chewing gum into her mouth, out comes an achoo. Stouffer, 30, i

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