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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Low Folate May Be Linked to Allergies

    May 8, 2009 -- Early research suggests that low folate levels may be linked to an increased risk for allergy and asthma, but more study is needed to confirm the association. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center examined the blood folate levels of more than 8,000 people with and witho

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  4. Conquer Your Allergies

    Allergies can be irritating and even maddening. But you don't have to suffer. Take charge of your environment! Here are some steps to control the allergens that trigger your reactions. Pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander are common irritants that cause itchy eyes and congestion. To get rid o

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  5. Living With Severe Allergies

    Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States -- the poor souls who sniffle, sneeze, and get all clogged up when face to face with the allergen (or allergens) that set them off. For many, allergies are seasonal and mild, requiring nothing more than getting extra tissue or taking

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  6. Parenting Children With Allergies

    One in four U.S. children suffers from allergies. If your child is one of them, you know the drill: They can feel run down, develop secondary sinus infections or asthma, and be cranky. Allergies can be downright miserable for everyone in the family. You also know that allergies can complicate the si

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  7. Putting Allergies Out of Work

    Sneezing, wheezing, and too tired to do your job? If you have allergies at work, this probably sounds familiar. Maybe you’re up all night with miserable allergy symptoms, but you force yourself to go to work anyway. Once there, you’re so fatigued that you got nothing done -- and end up going home ea

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  8. New Hope for Pollen, Milk Allergies

    March 18, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Whether you’re allergic to pollen or food, help is on the horizon. Doctors report early success with a new approach that shortens the course of allergy shots for people allergic to ragweed and grass. Other researchers found that an experimental skin patch may hel

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  9. New Therapy May Knock Out Peanut Allergy

    March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Some kids with peanut allergies are now packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, thanks to an experimental treatment in which people with food allergies are fed miniscule amounts of the very food to which they're allergic. Five of nine children with

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  10. Sesame Allergies on the Rise in U.S.

    March 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Blame the hummus! Sesame seed allergies are rapidly rising in the U.S., but most Americans never even consider sesame bagels, hummus, or other sesame-containing foods as the source of their or their kids’ allergies, food allergy experts say. And if your child is

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