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7 things you should know about bronchitis

From coughing and a sore throat, to fever, to sinus and nasal congestion, and even wheezing, respiratory symptoms can leave you feeling miserable. Potential causes include allergies, sinus infection, throat infection and pneumonia, but one of the most common causes is acute bronchitis. (The word “acute” means the symptoms came on suddenly rather than being …

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5 ways you’re making your allergies worse

For many of us, the sniffling, sneezing and itchy throats of seasonal allergies are an inevitable part of our lives. While there are several treatments and medications that make allergies better, there also are things many of us are doing that actually make them worse. Forgetting to change or clean air filters The reasons air …

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The best foods to help you fight allergies

Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and it turns out allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, symptoms are our bodies’ way of being overprotective. The immune system mistakes irritants such as airborne pollen, dust, mold or pet dander as viruses, bacteria or parasites that are trying to enter the body. Mucosal membranes of the nose, …

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Are allergy seasons getting worse year after year?

Springtime is marked by blooming flowers and hours of sunshine which, unfortunately for some, means runny noses and watery eyes. Seasonal allergies occur from pollen in the air, which is in full force this time of year. Allergic reactions result when your body has an exaggerated response to a substance and attacks it as though …

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4 things you need to know about pets and your allergies

They’re cute and oh-so-cuddly, but your sneezes, watering eyes and headache are anything but adorable. Pet allergies, including those to cats and dogs, are among the most common allergies. While an animal can be a wonderful addition to any home, talking with your allergist before introducing a new pet is an important step to integrating …

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These 5 Spring allergy stats may make you sneeze

Colorful flowers popping up from the ground and green buds dotting tree branches signal the start of spring. Along with those pretty harbingers are itchy, watery eyes; a runny nose; and plenty of sneezing for those who are plagued with seasonal allergies. Pollen is most prevalent in Spring, quickly followed by grasses and weeds in …

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Achoo! What are pet lovers supposed to do?

The Truth Behind “Hypoallergenic Pets” Are your kids constantly begging you to get a pet? For some, a dog can be man’s best friend. They can provide companionship, teach responsibility or bond the family together. But if you experience allergies, bringing any type of pet into the family could be your worst nightmare. Constant sneezing, …

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