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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Lighten Your Child's Allergy Load

    Coughing, sneezing, itching, wheezing -- kids with allergies face a lot of miserable symptoms. And, your child's triggers may change over time. Sudden weather changes also can make symptoms flare. Learn what triggers your child's allergies now, at least, and get serious about avoiding them. These ti

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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