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Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Spoil Your Outdoor Fun

Outdoor spring and summer activi­ties can bring plenty of unwanted guests – from mosquitos and rain to your nosey next-door neighbor. The last thing you want to worry about is allergy and asthma triggers putting a damper on your warm weather plans. Before you resign yourself to spending these beautiful, sunny days indoors, try these tips to help you identify the allergy and asthma triggers that may be lurking in your backyard and prevent them from spoiling your outdoor fun.

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Coping with Allergies

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The 411 on Food Allergies

An allergic reaction to a food is an unpleasant reaction caused by the immune system overreacting to a food. The most common type of food allergy is caused by an overly sensitive immune system that creates IgE antibodies directed against an otherwise harmless protein in the food.

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Going on Vacation?
Send Your Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Packing

Thinking of traveling by plane or train? Taking a road trip? Follow these tips to help prevent asthma and allergy flare-ups during your special adventure.

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Coping with Asthma

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Exercising with Asthma

Do you cough, wheeze, and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma.

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Asthma Triggers and How to Avoid Them

An asthma trigger is anything that makes your asthma worse. When you encoun­ter one of your triggers, it can cause a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms, which is often called an asthma attack, episode, or flare-up.

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