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Why Pollen Season Is Such a Problem

A tiny, easily inhaled substance sets off our allergic fireworks. There’s nothing as inviting as a spring breeze. That is, until you consider the hidden invaders stealthily hitching a ride on this warm wind, primed to cause millions of Americans spring-time misery. I’m speaking, of course, of the airborne pollen grains that crowd and even cloud the air in some regions. […]

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Finding the Right Treatment for Relief From Spring Allergies

Spring allergies can leave you feeling stuffed up and miserable, but there are new treatments on the horizon that can help you get outside and enjoy the season. Non-sedating antihistamines are adequate antidotes to pollen allergens for some. They don’t stop the inflammation involved with more bothersome symptoms. Nasal antihistamine sprays also aren’t in the […]

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10 Biggest Pollen Allergy Questions

We take readers’ most frequent spring allergy questions straight to leading experts.

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Off to Canadian University with Allergies, Celiac

Living away at university can be daunting for special-diet students. But the good news is – from custom meals and free-from stations to accommodating dorms – campuses are starting to get with the allergy-friendly program.

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12 Ways to Reclaim Spring from Allergies

We know: you think of spring as a beauty to behold from behind glass – because of all that pollen in the air. But let Allergic Living show you how to do spring better, how to feel great and seize this glorious season.

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Under-the-Tongue Pills for Grass Allergy

From the Summer 2011 edition of Allergic Living magazine. Spring and early summer present a constant dilemma for people allergic to grass. It’s a choice between dodging pollen behind tightly sealed windows, or engaging in a battle with the blades, hoping antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops will keep the worst of the symptoms at […]

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Co-Workers and Your Allergies

For adults with allergies, the workplace presents a whole set of challenges when it comes to educating  co-workers and employers. But the fact remains: you have the right to a safe environment. Here are some tips on how to deal with common issues like the business lunch and the unsympathetic colleague. Coping with Colleagues Q. […]

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Non-Allergic Cat: Soon A Pet To Get

There’s a race on to be the first with a sneeze-free cat.

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Fast Facts About Multiple Food Allergies

According to Dr. Scott Sicherer at New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, having one food allergy can put you at a higher risk for reaction to other foods. A person may be generally predisposed to have food allergy and be allergic to multiple, unrelated common allergens such as peanut, egg and milk. Or, a person […]

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Trailblazing Kids Desensitize to Dairy Allergy

  From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2009. In May 2008, kindergarten pupil Ethan Johnston had a frightening anaphylactic reaction to yogurt when a dribble of a classmate’s snack splashed onto his lunch. Yet, incredibly, these days, Ethan drinks a milkshake every evening before bedtime at his home in Camrose, […]

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