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  1. Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides

    Dec. 3, 2012 -- People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows. The chemicals are called dichlorophenols (DCPs). They are created by the breakdown of common pesticides, including chlorinated chemicals u

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  2. Best Diet for Nasal Allergies

    Could what you're eating affect your nasal allergies? It's possible. Here are some tips on which foods may help your nasal allergy symptoms -- and which foods are making them worse. Foods That May Help Warm fluids. Whether you're sipping tea or eating chicken soup, warm fluids help break up congesti

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  3. Cell Phone Shopping? You May Be Allergic to Some

    Nov. 9, 2012 -- If you're allergic to the metals nickel or cobalt, you may want to consider that when you pick a mobile phone. In a new study, researchers tested new and used mobile phones for nickel and cobalt. Some people are allergic to those metals. The allergies can cause skin redness, swelling

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  4. Global Warming May Double Pollen by 2040

    Nov. 9, 2012 -- If you're allergic to pollen, brace yourself. "By the year 2040, we will get about 1.5 to two times the amount of pollen that we have now," says Leonard Bielory, MD. Bielory is professor of environmental prediction at Rutgers University and attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson

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  5. Allergy Relief Tips Wherever You Go

    Do your allergies act up as soon as you set foot outside? Use these simple tips to reduce exposure to pollens, molds, and other allergens and enjoy the outdoors again. It’s rough when the plants you love don’t love you back. Here's how to make your time in the yard more pleasant: Choose the right pl

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  6. An Allergy-Free Vacation: It's Possible With Planning

    Whether it's pollen in Puerto Rico or a feather pillow in Switzerland, allergic triggers can get in the way of vacation fun. Careful planning can prevent a lot of problems. Here are tips on what to do beforehand to ensure a happy, allergy-free vacation. Talk to your doctor. See if your doctor sugges

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  7. Foods That May Worsen Pollen Allergies

    What can you get when you cross a cantaloupe with a ragweed plant, or an apple with a birch tree? An itchy mouth. For many people with hay fever (seasonal allergies), eating cantaloupe can cause itching or hives in their mouths. Eating uncooked apples may do the same to people with birch pollen alle

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  8. 6 Ways to Keep Exercising With Allergies

    When you have allergies, even short exercise bouts outdoors can be challenging. Follow these tips before heading outdoors to exercise to make your workout less itchy and sniffly. What triggers your allergies? It's important to know what you're allergic to. There are different readings for different

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  9. 10 Outdoor Adventures With Allergies

    Whether you’re hiking, at a sports game, or a guest at an outdoor wedding, a bit of careful planning can help keep your allergy symptoms at bay so you can enjoy the great outdoors. Here are tips from allergy experts. Challenge #1: Botanical Gardens The problem: Flowers aren't likely to be the worst

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  10. 15 Tips to Help Prevent Allergy Symptoms in Kids

    Before you start any treatment, visit a doctor to be sure allergies are causing your child’s troubles. Once you know he really has seasonal allergies, these quick tips can offer much-needed relief. Stay Inside. The best way to treat allergy symptoms is to avoid allergens to begin with. So when polle

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