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  1. Indoor Fun for Allergic Kids

    For the thousands of children with seasonal allergies, rising pollen counts mean nasal congestion, itchy eyes, irritated throat, and feeling tired. A good way to cope is to keep your kids away from allergy triggers like tree, grass, and weed pollen. When the pollen count is high, keep allergic child

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  2. The 10 Worst Places for Fall Allergies in 2012

    Oct. 5, 2012 -- Some natives of Louisville, Ky., needn't be surprised if they're sneezing while reading this article. Their city tops the list this year as the worst place to live in the U.S. for fall allergies. To earn the No. 1 spot, Louisville received a "worse than average" rating for its pollen

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  3. Sinus Infections Linked to Nasal Washing

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- First came the FDA warnings about neti pots and brain-eating amoebas. Now doctors say neti pots and other gadgets that rinse the nasal passages could be behind a growing number of chronic sinus infections tied to tough-to-treat mycobacteria. Many people swear by neti pots, which lo

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  4. Are Allergies Ruining Your Beauty Plan?

    Sniff, sniff. That's an all-too-familiar sound during allergy season, when thousands of allergy sufferers are reaching for tissues and rummaging through makeup bags to find the right cover-up for red noses or itchy, watery eyes. If this description hits close to home, you're not alone. Approximately

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  5. Nasal Allergies and Household Mold

    Do your nasal allergies linger well after the first frost? If so, you may have a mold allergy. Mold is found everywhere -- outdoors on leaves and rotting wood and indoors in damp basements and bathrooms. So mold allergies -- and allergy symptoms -- can happen year round. The symptoms of a mold aller

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  6. Nasal Allergies: How to Pamper Your Nose

    When seasonal allergies strike, your nose can really take a beating. A runny nose, congestion, and sneezing are among the most common allergy symptoms, and they can leave you with a red, sore, itchy nose. Here are some ways to help protect, pamper, and soothe your nose. A red, rough nose is the hall

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  7. 6 Daily Habits That May Make You Sick

    They say that home is where the heart is. But what you may not know is that it's also where 65% of colds and more than half of food-borne illnesses are contracted. The things we do around the house every day have a big impact on both our long- and short-term health. Here are six common household act

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  8. How Renting Instead of Owning Can Hurt Your Asthma

    Aug. 3, 2012 -- The real estate crash may be having a surprising effect on the health of some Americans with asthma. A survey of people with allergic asthma found that renters are less likely than homeowners to make changes to minimize exposures to the allergens that trigger their breathing problems

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  9. 'Egg Therapy' May Help Allergic Kids

    July 18, 2012 -- Exposing children with egg allergies to egg in a carefully controlled setting can dramatically reduce and even eliminate potentially life-threatening allergic reactions for some children, new federally funded research shows. About 4% of children in the U.S. have food allergies, acco

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  10. Worst Cities for Spring Allergies in 2012

    March 20, 2012 -- The third time is said to be the charm. But it's doubtful the allergy sufferers in Knoxville find it charming that for a third consecutive year their East Tennessee city has earned the No. 1 spot on the list of the worst places to live with spring allergies. Knoxville natives have

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