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    1. Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alter

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    2. Probiotics May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms

      May 7, 2015 -- The so-called “friendly bacteria” known as probiotics may help take some of the misery out of hay fever, or seasonal allergies, according to a new review of studies. But the doctors who did the review say more research is needed before they’d be able to recommend probiotics as a treat

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    3. Do Harsh Winters Mean Worse Allergies?

      April 9, 2015 -- Spring is finally here, and with it comes tree pollen. For people with allergies, that could spell misery. But despite the harsh winter in some parts of the country, the sniffly, sneezy grief may not be any worse than usual. “I would say it will be an average allergy season, based o

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    4. 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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    5. Babies Who Eat Peanuts Early May Avoid Allergy

      Feb. 23, 2015 -- Life-threatening peanut allergies have mysteriously been on the rise in the past decade, with little hope for a cure. But a groundbreaking new study may offer a way to stem that rise, while another may offer some hope for those who are already allergic. Parents have been told for ye

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    6. Dishwasher Linked To Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children's risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study. These findings are the latest to lend support to

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    7. Allergy Risk From Milk in Some Dark Chocolate: FDA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some boxes of scrumptious dark chocolate given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day might contain milk -- a hidden danger for those allergic to dairy products. A new study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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    8. Parents: Allergy Tests & Food Diets Explained

      Angela Moore’s pediatrician was on the phone, relaying some frightening news about her 8-year-old son. Dennis’ blood test results showed he was allergic to corn, wheat, watermelon, and all tree nuts. More on Kids and Food Allergies Food Allergy Testing: What Parents Should Know “I was totally freake

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    9. 4 Ways to Raise an Allergy-Savvy Child

      When your child has severe allergies, there's a lot you can do to help him avoid anaphylaxis, a dangerous allergic reaction. Work with your child and with the friends, family members, and other adults who are part of his life to manage his allergies and, in turn, make anaphylaxis less likely. Get an

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    10. Serious Food Allergies: How to Keep Your Teen Safe

      Life with a food allergy can be more of a challenge for a teen than a young child. These years are all about fitting in, but a kid with allergies often can’t eat what her friends eat, or has to ask for special meals, or must pass when everyone else is eating something she can't have. Here are some w

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