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Living With AllergiesAllergies vs. Cold vs. Flu: How to Figure Out What Your Symptoms MeanWorried that your cough and runny nose could be something more serious? We spoke to the experts to help you determine if you're dealing with seasonal allergies, a cold, or COVID-19.
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Living With AllergiesThe 6 Best Ways to Track Pollen Count Near YouPollen can feel like an unavoidable menace, but having the right information at your fingertips can make all the difference.
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Living With AllergiesThe Close Connection Between Allergies and AsthmaIf your sneezes come with shortness of breath, you might be dealing with allergic asthma. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Get the Most Out of Your Allergy TreatmentAllergy medication never seems to work? The problem might just be how you're using it.
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Living With Allergies5 Ways to Prepare for the Longest Spring Allergy Season YetThe pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer every year. Here are our best tips on how to deal without hiding indoors for half the year.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Get Ahead of Your Allergy Season, According to AllergistsDon't let your seasonal allergies sneak up on you this year. Here's how to get ahead and avoid your sniffles from even starting.
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Living With AllergiesYes, You Can Develop Allergies as an AdultDeveloping allergies as an adult is far from fun, but it's not as uncommon as you might think. Here's what you can do about it.
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Living With AllergiesThe Truth About Your Diet and Your AllergiesCan apple cider vinegar cure congestion? What about spicy food, or even fish? Our expert's answering all your food and allergy FAQs.
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Living With AllergiesYour Monthly Guide to Seasonal Allergy TriggersMark your calendar: Here's when you should be on the lookout for every allergen, in every region.
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Living With AllergiesEvery Question You Have About Allergies and Your Immune System, AnsweredNo, having allergies doesn't mean something is wrong with your immune system.
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Living With AllergiesThe 9 Spring Cleaning Tips Every Allergy Sufferer Needs to TryLooking for better advice than "dust your shelves?" We talked to Picnic Medical Director Dr. Amina Abdeldaim for expert-level cleaning tips.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Make a DIY Humidifier When You're Feeling CongestedHumidifiers can help relieve allergy symptoms, but they can be expensive. Here's how to make one out of things you already have at home.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Know if You Need an Air Purifier, a Humidifier, or a Dehumidifier These items really can help make your home an allergy-free zone, but which one you choose depends on what you're allergic to.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Get Good Sleep (Without Your Allergies Getting in the Way)Feel like your allergies are getting in the way of getting the sleep you need? Here's how to work around them
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Living With AllergiesHow Do I Remove Every Last Allergen From My Home?Did you know that 99% of U.S. households contain at least one major allergen? Here's how to deep clean so your home can be a safe haven.
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Living With AllergiesThe Best and Worst Houseplants for AllergiesPicking out a new plant is no easy task when you have allergies. Here are the plants that can actually help you with symptoms (and the ones that'll just make things worse).
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Living With AllergiesHow to Know When It’s Time to Try a Stronger Allergy TreatmentIs your treatment plan just not doing enough anymore? Here's how to know (and what to do) when it's time to try a new medication.
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Living With AllergiesAllergies Getting in the Way of Your Holidays? Here's How to Handle ThemAre your not-so-silent nights constantly interrupted by sniffling and sneezing? Here's how to keep your symptoms from crashing your holiday festivities.
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Living With AllergiesThe Ultimate Shopping Guide for Allergy Sufferers Need a gift suggestion for the allergy sufferer in your life? Or maybe something to add to your own wish list? We've got you!
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Living With AllergiesQuick Question: Why Does the Sun Make Me Sneeze?Does looking at bright lights make you sneeze? Turns out that it's not related to your allergies.
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Living With AllergiesHow to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation (Despite Allergies)Hoping to get into the great outdoors this summer without allergies ruining all the fun? We've got your back.
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