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The Myths and Truths About Fall Allergies

Just when many Americans are hoping to catch a break from summer’s record heat waves, hay fever season is in full bloom. Each year, ragweed pollens begin surfacing in mid-August. Symptoms of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, often mirror those of a cold, including a runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.

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Ready or Not, Spring Allergy Season is Here

Allergies are diseases of the immune system that cause an overreaction to substances called allergens. People who have allergies can live healthy and active lives.

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Soothing the Symptoms of Eczema

One common skin condition, especially in some infants and children, is atopic dermatitis, or eczema. Atopic dermatitis is difficult to treat – but it can be controlled. Atopic dermatitis can be triggered by a number of factors, including allergy and emotional stress.

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Bid Bon Voyage to Allergies & Asthma During Your Winter Vacation

Preparation and prevention pave the way to successful travel for the millions of people who have allergies & asthma. The following tips can help you keep these conditions at bay while you’re on vacation.

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The Allergy & Asthma Fighters Guide to Enjoying the Holidays

Do allergies & asthma threaten to be the Grinch in your hol­idays? Here are some tips to help keep your season merry.

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Immunotherapy Can Provide Lasting Allergy Relief

Immunotherapy treatment (allergy shots) is based on a century-old concept that the immune system can be desensitized to specific allergens that trigger allergy symptoms. These symptoms may be caused by allergic respiratory conditions, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma.

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New Molecular Candidates for Treatment of Asthma and Allergies

La Jolla Institute for Allergy &amo; Immunology scientists have identified the histamine releasing factor (HRF) molecule as a promising target for developing new treatments for a number of allergic reactions including asthma. The research team is also the first to clarify the role of the HRF molecule in promoting asthma and some allergies, including identifying its receptor - a major finding that answers a long-held and important question in the allergy research community.

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Free Tool Promotes Adherence, Lowers Cost of Asthma

The Asthma PACT™ (Personal Assessment and Control Tool) available at www.AsthmaPACT.org, is a free online program hosted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) that helps patients and parents reduce the cost and suffering from asthma. The Asthma PACT helps patients and parents to identify reasons why they may be having difficulty following the treatment plan, and it gives feedback – in written and video formats – about how to manage these problems.

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