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  1. Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that's too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports. Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or w

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  2. Got Hay Fever? New Tablets vs. Allergy Shots

    April 24, 2014 -- As many as 4 in 10 Americans have sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to allergies. If you’re one of them, allergy shots can help ease your reaction to the plants, insects, or animals that trigger your symptoms. But they require multiple doctor visits over years. That’s one r

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  3. Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 179 people with hay fever for 12 weeks, and found that 39 percent of them had more than one flare-up. Thos

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  4. Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragwitek has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65. The once-daily tablet contains an extract from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) poll

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  5. FDA OKs New Grass-Allergy Drug

    April 15, 2014 -- For people with grass allergies who don't want allergy shots, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved an alternative: the grass pollen allergy drug Grastek. This immunotherapy treatment -- the second approved by the FDA this month -- is a daily pill developed by Me

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  6. The Truth About Mucus

    Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff. Sure, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue when you have a cold or sinus infection, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose. "Mucus is incredibly important for

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  7. FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens. Oralair is the first under-the-tong

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  8. Spring Allergy Outlook

    March 27, 2014 -- A bitterly cold winter followed by a sudden spring warm-up might spell massive misery if you have allergies. “When pollen has been held up by cold weather, you can get a flood of pollen as the weather warms up,” says allergy researcher Kraig Jacobson, MD. “And that may indeed be ha

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  9. Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that you wear in your nose -- about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace -- might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them out of your sinuses. A sm

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  10. Are Your Allergies Spoiling the Romance?

    When love is in the air, you want to breathe it in. But what if that air is also filled with pet dander or pollen? Or you’re afraid to seal your new romance with a kiss that may set off your food allergy? Take these steps to help prevent symptoms that get in the way of Cupid’s work. Sniffling, sneez

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