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  1. Housecleaning Tips for People With Allergies

    Your allergies can make it tricky to keep your home clean. Some simple strategies can help you overcome that. First, you need to know what your triggers are: dust, pet dander, pollen, or mold. See an allergist to find out. Next, use these five steps to keep things tidy so you can feel better. Surpri

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  2. Did Your Allergy Medicine Stop Working?

    When your allergies act up, do you reach for the same prescription or over-the-counter product that's eased your symptoms in the past? What if it doesn't work the same way now? There’s a small chance your body has built up resistance to your favorite allergy medicine. It's much more likely, though,

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  3. Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alter

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  4. Have Food Allergies? Still Enjoy Summer Spreads

    Summer is prime time for picnics and backyard barbecues. You have to be careful what you put on your plate when you have food allergies, though. Aunt Edna’s potato salad may be a prized family recipe, but what exactly is her secret ingredient? Outdoor meals can spell trouble if you can’t easily spot

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  5. Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms

    May 7, 2015 -- The so-called “friendly bacteria” known as probiotics may help take some of the misery out of hay fever, or seasonal allergies, according to a new review of studies. But the doctors who did the review say more research is needed before they’d be able to recommend probiotics as a treat

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  6. Allergies and Your Sinuses: Fighting Allergic Rhinitis

    One in five adults in the U.S. has nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis. Yet as common as it is, experts say that allergic rhinitis is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and underestimated. “Allergic rhinitis is a trivialized disease,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, an allergist at the University of Ci

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  7. Do Harsh Winters Mean Worse Allergies?

    April 9, 2015 -- Spring is finally here, and with it comes tree pollen. For people with allergies, that could spell misery. But despite the harsh winter in some parts of the country, the sniffly, sneezy grief may not be any worse than usual. “I would say it will be an average allergy season, based o

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  8. 6 Anaphylaxis Myths and Facts

    You could save someone's life if you know how to recognize and handle the dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Are you ready? Check to make sure you understand the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Fact: You might picture anaphylaxis as a dramatic, “I can't breathe” problem, but it doesn’t

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  9. Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season

    Spring means longer days, picnics, and time outdoors. But if you or your child has allergies, it’s time to be on alert, too. Use these tips to avoid triggering your allergies.   As many as 15 million people in the U.S. have these. You’ll want to work with your doctor to find out which foods give you

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  10. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

    Allergy shots can’t cure your allergies, but they can really cut down on your symptoms. The shots are best if you have severe allergies or symptoms that last more than 3 months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They can also help if you can't take allergy medicines because of side effects or intera

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