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    1. Surprisingly Ouchy Plants

      Even experienced gardeners have to deal with irritating plants that can cut, sting, and cause painful or itchy, irritated skin. Here are some ways to relieve the discomfort and treat skin abrasions from plants. A cactus is pretty obvious in showing its thorny side. Other plants are more subtle, but

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    2. Xolair May Treat Milk Allergy in Kids

      March 21, 2011 -- A small new study suggests that children with severe milk allergies may be able to rapidly overcome their sensitivities with the help of a biologic drug that helps to quiet an overly aggressive immune response. The study appears to be so promising that if larger trials, which are u

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    3. Birth Order May Affect Risk of Allergies

      March 21, 2011 -- First-born children may be more likely to develop certain types of allergies than their younger brothers or sisters, a study suggests. Researchers found the prevalence of several types of allergies, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever or seasonal allergies), allergic conjunctiviti

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    4. Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids

      Feb. 25, 2011 -- Children who don’t get enough vitamin D may be at increased risk of developing allergies, new research indicates. Researchers in New York examined serum vitamin D levels in the blood of more than 3,100 children and adolescents and 3,400 adults. No association was found between low v

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    5. Foods That Fight Allergies?

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    6. 5 Nasal Allergy Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

      If you have nasal allergies, you may be used to sneezing and congestion that last the entire day. But you don’t have to just put up with it. Whether you’re allergic to dust mites, tree pollen, or animal dander, you can find relief for your nasal allergy symptoms. “Some people suffer with seasonal al

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    7. Worst Allergy Cities in America for Spring Allergies

      It’s a top ranking that Knoxville, Tenn., won’t be promoting any time soon: It’s No. 1 on the list of “most challenging” places to live if you have spring allergies. That’s according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2010 ranking of 100 U.S. cities. The city earned the dubious honor

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    8. 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Seasonal Allergies

      If "gesundheit" is becoming the byword of the day, you may have entered hay fever season. That's the time of year when your immune system may go a little haywire, overreacting to all the pollen in the air. There's a lot you can do about seasonal allergy symptoms – especially if you work closely with

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    9. The Best Cities for Allergies in the United States

      Each year, as spring rolls around, many seasonal allergy sufferers lament, “Maybe I should just move to Alaska!” Warm weather arrives, the trees bud, the flowers bloom -- and noses burst with sniffles and irritation. Then just as the allergic reactions of April and May have become a memory, fall hit

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    10. Coping With Spring Allergies

      When spring's around the corner, your thoughts might naturally turn to enjoying the outdoors, having picnics, and getting exercise in the fresh air. However, people with spring allergies want to take part in those activities without sniffling, sneezing, itching, and rubbing their eyes. Sensitive peo

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