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Allergies Lurk Year-Round

Allergies are typically associated with pollen and the outdoors. But as cold temperatures drive us indoors each winter, many Americans find they are allergic to conditions inside their own homes.

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Man’s Best Friend? Not During Hay Fever Season

Ragweed allergy season can be even worse for those with dog, cat, or dust mite allergies, according to new research. These year-round allergies appear to “pre-prime” the immune system so symptoms hit harder.

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Those Darn Dust Mites!

Dust mites can trigger asthma in people with allergic reactions to dust mites. And exposure to dust mites can cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms. So what can you do about them?

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Breathe a Little Easier

Make life with allergic asthma a little easier by avoiding the things you’re allergic to. Sound like common sense? Sure it does. Unfortunately, trying to put this advice into practice in your everyday life is not always practical.

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When most people think of allergy triggers, they often focus on plant pollens, dust, animals, and stinging insects. However, cockroaches also can trigger allergies and asthma.

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House Dust

House dust is a mixture of many substances. Its content may vary from home to home, but the most common allergy triggers contained in house dust are dust mites, cockroaches, fungi (mold), and animal dander. Exposure to even small amounts of the offending allergen can cause allergy or asthma symptoms.

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