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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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