Allergy control helps prevent asthma, allergic conditions

Ah-ah-ah-choo! This is the time of year when many folks are sneezing. If it isn't a cold, it might be allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. Nasal allergies tend to flare every spring from plant pollens in the air. With hay fever, the symptoms show up as a runny nose, nasal congestion, teary…

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There are ways to decrease pollen exposure

The wonderful spring time weather is here and along with it, pollen is rearing its ugly head in Kentucky. Many residents have most likely experienced the common symptoms of seasonal allergies as a result: sneezing, itchy/watering eyes, and stuffy noses. Allergies are certainly no fun for anyone.

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Half of nasal allergy sufferers have sleep issues

More than half of U.S. nasal allergy sufferers report sleep issues as a result of their allergy symptoms, but 35 percent treat their symptoms, a survey says.

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Respiratory Symptoms And Exacerbations In COPD Worsened By Allergic Disease

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Infographic-Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are particularly bad this time of year. Find out how you can avoid the sneezing and itchy eyes of allergies in every season. ### Infographic by Andi Simons April 24, 2013 healthcentral.com

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Being born in United States raises allergy risk, study suggests

Allergy season can be brutal depending on where in the United States you live, because of pollution, pollen counts and other factors. A new study suggests simply being born in America may be another reason to blame for allergies.

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Parents’ Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby’s Allergies

That word "microbiome" — describing the collection of bacteria that live in and on our bodies — keeps popping up. This time, researchers say that children whose parents clean their pacifiers by sucking them might be less likely to develop allergic conditions because of how their parents' saliva…

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Blurry vision and allergic shiners? How to treat eye allergies

Up to 40 percent of the U.S. population suffers from itchy and watery eyes. Seasonal allergy symptoms experienced in the eye area can result in practical problems such as extreme sensitivity to bright light, blurry vision and an annoying desire to rub your eyes. Many allergy patients also…

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Spring Flowers Bring Itchy Eyes, Runny Noses to Millions of Americans

Spring has arrived and warm weather is on its way. While many of us are eager for the change, nearly 50 million Americans now face the start of spring allergy season. Those who suffer from allergies are familiar with the nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy and watery eyes that accompany change in…

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Warm-Up Brings Allergy Woes to Northeast

Seasonal allergies will be in full swing this week in the Northeast as seasonable temperatures take hold.

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5 Surprising Summer Allergies

..and how not to let them derail your warm weather fun. Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer and avoiding a few nasty surprises can help you breathe easily during the next few months.

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Allergy management includes traditional, alternative treatments

Spring is here and it’s a sure bet allergy sufferers don’t need any reminders that along with the blooming flowers, they now have to deal with itchy eyes, runny or stuffy noses, scratchy throats, tingling ears and dozens of sneezes.

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Healthy update: Asthma and allergy tips help you find relief

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and asthma. In addition, asthma is a leading cause of hospital emergency department visits and school absenteeism, and it also is the cause of 3,500 annual deaths.

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The Biggest Mistake Parents Make In Preventing Asthma in Children

The start of spring may be bad news for the over 60 million seasonal allergy sufferers in the U.S., but allergies among children are the most worrisome - they are largely responsible for the growing number of children suffering from asthma. An estimated 6.5 million Americans under the age of 18…

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Seasonal Allergies and Depression

Anyone who has suffered from seasonal allergies knows that they can play much more havoc on the mind and body than causing some sneezing and a runny nose. In fact, recent studies have showed that there is a possible real link between allergies and depression.

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6 Tips for Exercising Through Allergy Season

Don’t let watery eyes and a runny nose keep you from a spring workout. Avoid the pitfalls of allergy season with these expert tips

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Weather conditions lead to difficult season for allergy sufferers

A mild winter and periods of heavy rain are just two factors contributing to what has already been a particularly difficult season for allergy sufferers in the county.

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The Worst Cities For Allergies In 2012

Each year, 40 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, when airborne irritants trigger an overreaction of the immune system, marked by itchy, watery eyes, violent sneezing, coughing, wheezing, severe nasal or sinus congestion and, in some cases, difficulty breathing.

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Helping the body fight off allergies

While there are different types of conjunctivitis, rhinitis and asthma, about 50 to 70 percent of Americans suffer from allergy-induced types of these conditions. An allergy is defined as an abnormal sensitivity to a substance normally tolerated and generally considered harmless such as pollen,…

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5 ways to tame your seasonal allergies

1. Make a stay-strong grocery list. Dark leafy vegetables, 100 per cent whole grains, unsaturated fats and lean protein boost immune strength. And avoid pollen allergy co-conspirators: 70 per cent of those with allergies to birch or alder trees also get an itchy, swollen mouth from celery, cherries…

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