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Why You Should Start Treating Your Allergy Symptoms Now

Tags: allergies, lungs, seasonal allergies

Allergy season doesn't officially start until the end of March, but some parts of the country are already reaching for the tissue boxes. Planning ahead can help limit symptoms.


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How You Can Tell If You Need a Humidifier

Tags: allergy, asthma, humidity, shortness of breath, tips for winter weather, winter

Humidifiers improve indoor air quality, reducing lung and nose discomfort and alleviating asthma and allergies.


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Stressed Out? Aromatherapy Can Help You to Feel Calmer

Tags: anxiety, aromatherapy, sense of smell, stress

A scent can be more than a passing pleasant experience. If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, scents can help to lift your mood, and help you to feel calmer and more energized.


Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Tags: asthma, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, tips for winter weather, winter, winter sports

Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather.


Is the Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, cough, pulmonologist, swimming, water, water safety

Chlorine, the most common swimming pool disinfectant, protects you from harmful bacteria. However, indoor swimming pools can pack a punch of strong chemicals that can irritate your lungs. Find out more.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later?

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

Tags: alcohol, bad breath, cancer treatments, chapped lips, chemotherapy, dehydration, dentures, dry mouth, gingivitis, oral health, radiation, yeast infection

A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.


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How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

Tags: allergies, back to school, food allergies, growing pains of parenting, preschool

For someone with a food allergy, something as simple as a peanut can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Learn how to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.


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Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why

Tags: allergies, angioedema, aspirin, Aspirin and heart attack, Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD), asthma, Headaches, urticaria

Aspirin can help in treating many conditions, but some people experience an adverse reactions when they take this wonder drug. Learn how you can take steps to better tolerate aspirin or aspirin-like pain relievers.


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Are You a Super Fan? Avoid Damaging Your Voice

Tags: alcohol, dehydration, hydration, sore throat, voice

One of the most fun aspects of watching a big sporting event like the Super Bowl is cheering on your team. Many of us will go to work or school on Monday with a scratchy throat and raspy voice.