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  1. An Allergy-Free Vacation: It's Possible With Planning

    Whether it's pollen in Puerto Rico or a feather pillow in Switzerland, allergic triggers can get in the way of vacation fun. Careful planning can prevent a lot of problems. Here are tips on what to do beforehand to ensure a happy, allergy-free vacation. Talk to your doctor. See if your doctor sugges

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  2. Medicine Biggest Cause of Fatal Allergic Reactions

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy. Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce

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  3. Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds. Researchers followed 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis -- from birt

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  4. Tick Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

    Aug. 13, 2014 -- Bites from a certain type of tick can make people allergic to red meat, according to experts. As Lone Star ticks have spread from the Southwest to the East Coast of the United States, the number of people suffering an allergic reaction after eating red meat has increased, CBS News r

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  5. iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. They also found a quick and easy solution -- cover the iPad's metal surfaces with a form-fitting cas

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  6. Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that's too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports. Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or w

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  7. Got Hay Fever? New Tablets vs. Allergy Shots

    April 24, 2014 -- As many as 4 in 10 Americans have sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to allergies. If you’re one of them, allergy shots can help ease your reaction to the plants, insects, or animals that trigger your symptoms. But they require multiple doctor visits over years. That’s one r

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  8. Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 179 people with hay fever for 12 weeks, and found that 39 percent of them had more than one flare-up. Thos

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  9. Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragwitek has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65. The once-daily tablet contains an extract from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) poll

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  10. FDA OKs New Grass-Allergy Drug

    April 15, 2014 -- For people with grass allergies who don't want allergy shots, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved an alternative: the grass pollen allergy drug Grastek. This immunotherapy treatment -- the second approved by the FDA this month -- is a daily pill developed by Me

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