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  1. Spring Allergy Relief Can Be Hard to Find

    March 24, 2010 -- As the snow melts, seasonal allergy sufferers may be heading for relief indoors rather than enjoying the springtime weather. A new survey shows 60% of people with springtime allergies have limited success treating their itchy eyes, sinus pain, and scratchy throat. For nearly one in

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  2. 3 Questions About Pollen Allergies

    Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and an itchy, runny nose? If so, you may have seasonal allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever. It strikes when pollen starts to fly. About 18 million U.S. adults and more than 7 million children suffer from hay fever, according to the

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  3. 3 Questions About Fragrance Allergies

    If you find yourself developing a killer headache when riding an elevator with someone who was a bit generous dabbing on the perfume, you have company. More than 2 million Americans have fragrance allergies or sensitivities -- and the number is on the rise. Although that person's perfume may have be

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  4. 7-Day Menu for Spring Allergy Season

    Spring allergies got you down? Research suggests that following the right diet may help ease allergy symptoms in some people. For example, clear soups can help thin mucus and clear nasal passages. Some studies suggest that the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus strain L-92, often added to yogurt or

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  5. Could It Be an Allergy?

    Wondering if your nagging cold is actually an allergy? Or what about your new skin cream that made your hands break out? Distinguishing an allergy from a non-allergic condition is not always a clear-cut task. But knowing the difference can sometimes help you solve what's ailing you, which in turn co

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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