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  1. Relieve Allergies the Natural Way

    Whether it's the long-awaited change of winter into spring, or the quiet fading of summer into fall, for many folks the changing of the seasons means more than just vacation plans and a new wardrobe -- it signals the start of seasonal allergies. Sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery, red

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  2. 100 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

    Oct. 2, 2009 -- McAllen, Texas, is the worst city in the U.S. this year for fall allergies, according to the new list of "fall allergy capitals" selected by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Cities are ranked based on four factors: prevalence data, seasonal pollen, allergy medicine use p

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  3. Chlorinated Pools May Raise Allergy Risk

    Sept. 14, 2009 -- Chlorine kills germs in swimming pools, but it may also contribute to risk for asthma and nasal allergies. Children with allergic sensitivities (atopy) who have spent more time in chlorinated pools have a higher risk of asthma and nasal allergies, such as allergic rhinitis and hay

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  4. Nasal Allergies May Dim Sex Life

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- Having nasal allergies may dim people's sex lives, researchers report. Nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing and having a runny or stuffy nose may be to blame, note father-and-son research team Michael Benninger, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic and Ryan Benninger of Miami University

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  5. Fall Allergies and Sinusitis

    Autumn has arrived, and you don’t feel so good. You can’t stop sneezing and sniffling. The return of cool weather leaves you feeling not invigorated but miserable. What’s going on? You may be suffering from pollen allergy, a.k.a. allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Thirty million Americans do, and sympt

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  6. The Weather: Wreaking Havoc on Health

    We all know people who blame the weather for their achy joints, killer headaches, and many other health woes. But proving these claims has been a bit more elusive. In recent years, however, scientists have become increasingly interested in attempting to understand just how various weather extremes a

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  7. Mold Allergy Self-Defense

    Alternaria. Aspergillus. Cladosporium. Penicillium. Unless you have a special fondness for fungi, you’re probably not too familiar with these or any of the thousands of other common molds. But if you’re among the estimated 5% of Americans who have mold allergies, you may be all too well acquainted w

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  8. Ragweed Pollen and Fall Allergies

    Summer is ending, you’re heading into fall. But you’re still sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on? Odds are you’re among the 10% to 30% of Americans who suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. And most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from

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  9. Summer Sinus Problems

    If you’re among the 37 million Americans who suffer from sinus problems, you know just how miserable the symptoms can make you feel. The congestion. The facial pain. The postnasal drip-drip-drip. Summer often brings a bit of a respite, as the cold viruses that trigger most cases of sinusitis are les

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  10. Blocking Allergy Symptoms: How Pretreatment Works

    For lots of people, allergy treatment is reactive. You get stuffed up, your eyes water, and then you go to the medicine cabinet for relief. But many doctors say that we’ve got it the wrong way around. Instead, we should be taking the medicine before we have symptoms. Call it allergy pretreatment. “W

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