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Allergic Rhinitis - Prevention

Experts don't know how to prevent allergic rhinitis. Being exposed to many allergens, secondhand smoke, and air pollution can irritate the nose and throat and may contribute to how a person develops an allergy.

You can take steps to reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis or to make symptoms less severe.

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Ragweed Pollen and Fall Allergies

Summer is ending, you’re heading into fall. But you’re still sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on? Odds are you’re among the 10% to 30% of Americans who suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. And most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from plants belonging to the genus Ambrosia -- more commonly known as ragweed.

Read the Ragweed Pollen and Fall Allergies article > >

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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