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  1. 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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  2. Indoor Allergy Triggers

    You come home after a day away, step into the house, and the symptoms hit: Watery eyes, scratchy throat, congestion. Could it be indoor allergies? Allergies are very common. An estimated 50 million Americans are allergic to everything from dust and dander, to mold and mites. But what about you? How

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  3. Your Pollen Survival Guide

    Springtime brings not just deliciously longer days, warmer weather, balmy breezes and blooming flowers. For people with allergies, it means the return of pollen. Pollen and allergies don't mix. There's not much you can do to avoid pollen altogether -- after all, it's produced by grasses, trees, flow

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  4. Spring Allergies: A Q&A with Our Top Expert

    It’s spring-time again and all across the country, people with allergies are sniffling, sneezing, and generally suffering from a surfeit of spring allergies. This year, Michael W. Smith, MD, chief medical editor at WebMD, sat down with nationally acclaimed allergist Jordan S. Josephson, MD, to get t

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  5. 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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  6. 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. Why does it matter? Sle

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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