These allergy mistakes you don't want to make

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Do you suffer year-round with itchy, watery eyes, sinus pressure, and nasal congestion? Maybe you are looking for the best medicine for allergies and have yet to find relief. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know your sneezy, wheezy symptoms can continue for months at a time no matter what time of year it is. In order to fully enjoy family moments, here are some ways to reduce your exposure to allergens.

Marie Suszynski
Medically Reviewed by Justin Laube, MD

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Be aware of dog breeds before choosing the one you will offer for Christmas

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What do you do when you love dogs, but you or a family member is allergic? You do what many people do: Get one of a number of dog breeds touted as hypoallergenic. They’re described as the best types of dogs for people with dog allergies because they tend to shed less than other breeds. Find out more...

Mikel Theobald
Medically Reviewed by Justin Laube, MD

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By the way, do you know what is an allergic reaction?

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Some people sneeze like crazy. Others get itchy hives or watery eyes. But whatever the reaction, it boils down to one thing: allergies. Why Allergic Reactions Happen?

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How can you recognize allergies
from a cold?

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Sneezing, Coughing, Red and stuffy nose? Does it sounds familiar?
Allergic rhinitis is no longer restricted to specific seasons or environments. Multiple environmental factors such as pollution, stress and indoor air quality… may play a role.
Allergies can cause a range of symptoms that will depend on the type of allergy you may have or develop. Thus, keep track of your symptoms to recognize allergies from a cold. Find out more...

By Kathleen Hall
Medically Reviewed by Justin Laube, MD

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Do fall allergies have you hiding out in your home?

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Fall has just begun and allergens didn't go away... So, be aware of those which could bother you and take a look at those 8 tips for allergy relief. Get back to enjoying the great outdoors with these allergy management tips.

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By Wyatt Myers
Medically Reviewed by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

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Weeds pollen and allergens are still there

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Enjoy the outdoors with allergies

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Fed up with your summer allergy ? Good news! Finish to barricade yourself indoors all summer long. Here are 7 ways to cope with your allergy symptoms and enjoy the season having fun outdoors.
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These tips are recommended by Ronald H. Saff, MD, an allergist with the Allergy and Asthma Diagnostic Treatment Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

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How to cope
with your spring allergies?

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It has already been two months that spring has arrived! In order to help you cope with your spring allergies, here is a kind reminder:

  • 1- Try to stay indoors whenever the pollen count is very high. The counts usually peak in the mornings.
  • 2- Keep your doors and windows closed during the spring months to keep allergens out. An air purifier may also help.
  • 3- Clean the air filters in your home regularly. Also, clean bookshelves, vents, and other places where pollen can collect.
  • 4- Wash your hair after going outside, because the allergen can collect there.
  • 5- Vacuum twice a week. Wear a mask, because vacuuming can kick up pollen, mold, and dust that were trapped in your carpet. Don't forget to chew a SniZtop(R) tablet before going outside :)
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How to deal
with your allergy?

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Spring is here! So the pollens... Here are some advice to deal with it:

  • - Every morning, check an online pollen tracker to know when pollen counts are high.
  • - Keep your furnace filter clean.
  • - Use your car's air recirculation option while driving.
  • - Stay indoors when counts are high and keep your windows closed if possible.
  • - Use sunglasses to decrease allergen exposure to your eyes.
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Flowers pollen
is coming

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DUST MITES, the n°1 culprit of indoor allergens

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Dust mites thrive in warm and humid environements, when the weather is wet and houses are well heated and less ventilated.

How to control dust mites allergy? Killing off dust mites at home is possible by changing their environment:

  • - Weekly changing the bed linen, washing with hot water.
  • - Most dust mites die when humidity levels are below 50%. A dehumidifier or air conditioner can help maintain a lower humidity level at home.
  • - Regular venitlating of the room, every day, even several times a day in dry weather.
  • - Banishing carpets, rugs, and other dust mites nests.
  • - Use of dust-mite-proof pillowcases and linen.
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Indoor and outdoor allergens

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Winter is not only about dust mites allergies… Did you know some pollens exist in Winter season? Hazel, alder, ash…

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