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Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

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Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl… what’s your favorite allergy medication? Come spring, those of us who suffer from respiratory allergies enact our yearly ritual of storing our winter wardrobes and airing out the summer ones – plus stopping by the local drugstore or allergy doctor to pick up an antihistamine! Besides over the counter and prescription …

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Enjoying the Outdoors Even with Spring Allergies

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Spring is an enjoyable season for many, as new flowers bloom, new days bring warmth, and mild temperatures bring plenty of opportunities for picnics. But with all the pollens and particles floating through the air, it’s also a prime time for allergies to spring up. If you or someone in your family suffers from seasonal …

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Tracking Pollen Throughout the Year

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Pollen levels are the concentration of pollen in the air, based on your location within the nation. Checking the pollen levels in your area is a helpful tool if you suffer from allergies or hay fever. Pollen levels vary by location and are directly affected by weather conditions. If you are an allergy sufferer, you …

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How Are Allergies Tested?

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness and affect an estimated 30% of adults and 40% of children. With no cure to allergies, it becomes an issue of diagnosis and then managing allergies through treatment, of which there are a variety of options, …

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Cockroach Allergy

What is a Cockroach Allergy? The allergen behind your allergy symptoms might be hiding beneath your kitchen sink. No, it’s not a household product you used too much of while cleaning; it has six legs. Cockroaches. Cockroaches aren’t just unsightly pests crawling across your kitchen floor; they can be an allergy trigger as well. The …

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Sinusitis

Diagnosing and Treating Sinusitis Sinusitis can be a bit tricky to diagnose. Its symptoms could be brought on by a variety of causes — it may take the form of a sinus headache (which could be a symptom of dehydration or stress) — or it could give you nasal congestion or a cough (which might …

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Mold Allergies and How to Treat Them

Mold consists of tiny fungus spores that can be found in the air. In order to grow and thrive, these spores require water, food, air, and the correct temperature (An area that is shady and damp provides the best environment for mold). Mold can live both outside and indoors. And while we all breathe in …

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Allergic Triggers and Treatments

Millions of people suffer from various forms of allergies. Over 50 million people suffer from chronic allergies in America and allergies are the fifth largest chronic disease in the US. And while some allergic reactions may be minor (causing some discomfort), others can be life threatening. Here is some information about common allergic triggers, some …

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How to Manage Childhood Allergies

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Allergies affect over 50 million Americans each year, a growing percentage of which includes children. While any child can develop allergies, it is far more common for children to develop allergies when there is a family history of allergic reactions. Being aware of your family history will allow you to identify allergies among your children …

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How to Manage Childhood Nut Allergies

Peanut allergies are one of the most fatal allergies that your child can suffer from. If left untreated, peanuts can trigger a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which can cause skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and shock. Due to this danger, you need to make sure that your child has immediate access to …

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