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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Many Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine

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    4. Quick Epinephrine Use Urged for Allergic Reaction

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People having a severe allergic reaction need immediate treatment with the medication epinephrine, newly released guidelines say. But, not all medical personnel are aware of the importance of epinephrine, according to the

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    5. Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

      Q: Should we move to help my daughter's spring allergies? A: Moving from a humid area to an arid one may help with allergies to house dust mites, but not with outdoor allergies. Even in bone-dry regions, grasses, olive and mesquite trees, and weeds (including ragweed) grow well and release their pol

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    6. Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

      Nov. 21, 2014 -- Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say. In a new study, published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, being exposed to peanut protein in house dust doubled the chance of having

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    7. Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

      Regular housecleaning can get rid of many allergy triggers and help relieve your symptoms. It helps to know some cleaning tips. Common mistakes -- shampooing carpets or using heavily scented cleaners -- could make your allergies worse, not better. Here are some ways to keep your house clean and your

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    8. Pollution Down, but Health Risks Persist

      Nov. 10, 2014 -- On a bright, hot summer day in just about any major city in the world, there’s a slightly yellowish haze that hangs in the air. It’s the thing that makes sunsets appear fiery red, but it can be a dangerous health hazard for people living underneath. It's air pollution. Several recen

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    9. EpiPens in Schools Save Lives, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping supplies of epinephrine in schools saves lives, a new study finds. Epinephrine injections are given when someone suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect sting. This study foun

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    10. Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 400 internists and pediatricians, researchers found that misconceptions about allergie

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