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  1. Food Allergies: Protect Your Child at Home and Away

    Most food allergy reactions start soon -- within minutes to a couple of hours -- after exposure to a trigger food. Symptoms can include: Stomach or intestinal problems, such as vomiting, colic, diarrhea, or bleeding Skin reactions, such as hives, swelling, or eczema Breathing problems, such as upper

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  2. Blood Test Might Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A type of treatment to help build up resistance in people with peanut allergy might leave telltale signs in the people's immune-system DNA, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that a blood test for these DNA changes

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  3. Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children and teens with peanut allergies, a new type of treatment might be a step closer to becoming a reality, according to a preliminary study from England. The treatment, known as oral immunotherapy, involves ea

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  4. FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragweed sufferers, take heart: A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee ruled Tuesday that a novel drug to combat this annual scourge is safe and effective. If approved by the FDA, the drug -- Ragwitek, wh

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  5. Sinus Problems: Home Remedies and Tips

    Are you among the 37 million Americans who have sinus problems each year? If so, there's a lot you can do around the house to create a "sinus-friendly" environment -- reducing your risk for sinus pressure. Even better, many of the measures are simple and inexpensive. First, it's crucial to figure ou

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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. What Causes Sinus Problems?

    If you are plagued by sinus problems, take a moment to consider these valuable parts of your head. What can turn good sinuses into problem sinuses? Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbone, and in the forehead. They produce mucus, which helps keep

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  8. Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odor, and they say their findings could lead to better repellants and traps. Mosquitoes are attracted to our skin odor and to the carbon dioxide we exhale. Pr

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  9. Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Bone marrow transplants may help cure peanut allergies, a new case study suggests. The study involved a 10-year-old boy who no longer had a peanut allergy after undergoing a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. "It has been repor

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  10. Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever is more common among children in the southern and southeastern United States than in other regions, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 91,000 children, aged 17 and younger, across t

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