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    1. Adult-Onset Allergies

      Let’s be clear: Allergies aren’t kids’ stuff. Well, they’re not just kids’ stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can’t shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might eve

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    2. Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in 10 siblings of children with food allergies also has such allergies, a new study finds. "Too often, it's assumed that if one child in a family has a food allergy, the other kids need to be tested for foo

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    3. Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've been told they're allergic to penicillin may be able to safely take the drug, a small study suggests. Most people who believe they are allergic to penicillin have been told so by a doctor after having a

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    4. Relieve Allergies the Natural Way

      Itchy eyes? Sore throat? Runny nose? Welcome to allergy season. Over-the-counter medicines will ease your symptoms, but some natural remedies may work, too. Here are a few to consider trying. You can take these in the form of a capsule, drops, or tea. You may already have one proven allergy fighter

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    5. Drugs, Surgery May be Equal for Chronic Sinusitis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with chronic sinus infections and think surgery is the only way to end your misery, new research suggests that's not always the case. Sticking with treatments that can include nasal sprays, antibiotics

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    6. 5 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

      Scott M. Schreiber, a Delaware chiropractor, knows what it’s like to deal with springtime allergies. His eyes get swollen and itchy. His nose runs and his throat feels sore. “On high pollen days, I can only be outside for a short period of time, which is upsetting when my kids want to play,” Schreib

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    7. 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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    8. How Epinephrine Injections Can Help Your Child

      If your child has a severe allergy, he could also have a sudden and often dangerous reaction called anaphylaxis. The good news is that his doctor can prescribe an easy-to-give drug called epinephrine that can delay symptoms and buy time in an emergency. The trick is to know what to do with it when y

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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. Allergic Reactions at School

      Many children have allergies. Most never have a dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Still, it's best to be prepared. To do that, you need a plan for when your child is at school. An allergist can help. He can use blood and skin tests to find your child's allergy triggers, review her trea

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