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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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. Why does it matter? Sle

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    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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