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  1. Peanut Flour May Ease Peanut Allergy

    Feb. 20, 2009 -- Eating a tiny bit of peanut flour every day may increase peanut tolerance in children who are allergic to peanuts, a new study shows. But the scientists who conducted the study aren't recommending their strategy as a do-it-yourself treatment for peanut allergy. "However encouraging,

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  2. Allergy Relief: Getting Familiar With Allergy Medicines

    If you're tired of suffering with nasal allergies and need ongoing allergy relief, maybe it's time to review the different allergy medicines available and find the best ones for your allergy symptoms. Allergic rhinitis (allergies) affects up to 40% of children and 10% to 30% of adults in the United

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  3. Pollen and Allergy Relief

    Need some allergy relief? If you have allergies, you know that you can run, but you can't hide from seasonal pollen. With the first deep breath of spring, more than 50 million Americans begin their nearly year-round symptoms of sneezing, wheezing, coughing, snorting, and itching. And millions of all

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  4. Treating Allergies at Night

    If allergies are keeping you awake at night, you're not alone. In one study, only 17% of patients with allergies rated their sleep as optimal.  About half of all people in the study said allergies and nasal congestion woke them up at night and also made it hard to fall asleep.                       

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  5. Under Attack: Hidden Allergy Triggers

    Sneezing and wheezing can hit at the most unlikely times. You know you've got an allergy, but sudden attacks can be very mysterious. Richard Weber, MD, an allergy specialist with the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, reveals a few clues. Kapok (a tree native to tropical America,

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  6. Natural Allergy Relief

    If spring and fall send your seasonal allergies into a spin, many experts say look to Mother Nature for relief that can be as comforting and easy as a day at the beach. 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

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  7. Mold and Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Symptoms

    If you have allergy symptoms year-round -- or if they get worse in damp weather -- you may be allergic to mold. While people with pollen allergies tend to have seasonal symptoms, mold allergies can flare all year long. Indoor mold can be a problem in winter months, because mold will grow in your hou

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  8. Survival Guide for Pet Allergies

    It’s an all-too-common scenario: Your five-year-old begs and pleads for a dog or cat every chance she gets. She even promises to care for the new pet every day. You know, though, that’s not going to happen. It’s clear that task is going to fall on your shoulders. But that’s not even the biggest prob

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  9. Staying Active and in Control Despite Their Allergies

    For people who have allergies, the challenges of remaining physically active can easily outweigh the benefits to their health and mental well-being. Running, swimming, and even gardening -- how enjoyable can these activities be when just taking a breath is so exhausting? But having seasonal allergie

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  10. Allergies During the Holidays

    Pass the tissues and antihistamine please -- 'tis the season for holiday allergies. Like unwanted gifts, sneezing and congestion arrive, making allergy sufferers miserable and putting a damper on holiday fun. Fortunately you don't have to be sidelined from the festivities. Whether it's symptoms to f

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