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    1. Does Honey Prevent Allergies?

      You’re buried beneath a mountain of tissues and can barely keep your eyelids open after a dose of allergy meds. You remember hearing that small amounts of local honey can help keep sniffles at bay. Does it work? The idea that honey can prevent allergies is based on a concept called immunotherapy. Th

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    2. Should You Get Allergy Shots?

      You should talk to your doctor about it. While they can’t cure your allergies, they can really cut down on your symptoms. The shots work best if you have severe allergies or symptoms that last more than 3 months every year, says Michael Land, MD. They’ll also help if you can't take allergy medicines

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    3. Parents May Lack Food Allergy Emergency Know-How

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with food allergies say doctors did not discuss emergency care for their youngsters, a new study finds. It's crucial that parents have a written emergency plan for home and school, the study autho

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    4. Does Your Child Have a Cold, or Is It Allergies?

      Your son is back from overnight camp with a bad cough. You assume it’s a cold, because he’s got a fever and says he caught it a few days before he came home. So you do all you can to help him fight it off. A few days later, his fever is gone and he’s back in action. But he’s still coughing, and it g

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    5. Foods That May Trigger Pollen Allergies

      Have you ever taken a bite from an apple and felt your mouth get itchy? Did a tasty banana cause your tongue to swell? If so, chances are you have oral allergy syndrome, or pollen-food allergy syndrome as it’s also known. It happens because your immune system can’t tell the difference between protei

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    6. Do You Have a Cold or Allergies?

      Do you know how to tell the difference between a cold and allergies? Are you sure? It's easy to get them confused. Just ask Paul Ehrlich, MD, a professor of pediatrics at New York University. He'd been an allergist for years when he came down with what he thought was a cold. "I'd had a watery, runny

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    7. Is It a Cold or the Flu?

      It's no surprise so many people get colds and the flu mixed up. They're both contagious illnesses that affect your lungs and airways, and they have many of the same symptoms. But unlike a cold, the flu can cause serious and even life-threatening problems. That's why it's important to be able to tell

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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