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Allergies

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good For You

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?

Relief for Itchy Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Most dogs and cats will occasionally lick their feet or rub their face. There are some pets, however, that are consumed by this activity to the point that they traumatize their skin till its raw and inflamed. These pets are suffering and need a therapeutic plan of action to help.

What It's Like to Date When You're Allergic to Everything

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
HowAboutWe

Even if my date isn't disturbed, now kissing is completely off the table for the evening. But what was I supposed to say? Three minutes into meeting a guy, and I'm all, "Hey if you wanna kiss me later, avoid these foods!" Then hand him a handy checklist.

3 Yoga Moves That Relieve Allergy Misery

Posted 05.24.2013 | OWN

By Kelly DiNardo Three simple moves to lessen your sniffles and help you feel better. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Faceboo...

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep With Seasonal Allergies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

As if seasonal allergies weren't bad enough, the itchy eyes, sneezing and stuffed-up noses are stealing something very valuable from a number of suffe...

Your Gluten-Free Mother's Day Brunch Menu

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Mother's Day brunch is an annual tradition, full of dainty tea sandwiches, decadent French toast, and muffins galore. What's a wheat-free woman to do?

5 Strategies For Coping With Seasonal Allergies

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Amanda Schupak Pollen counts are on the rise. Luckily, relief is closer than you think. Polar bears and beach dwellers aren't the only on...

Astoria Characters: The Pro-Active Parent

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Cooking's very therapeutic," says Claudia Lieto-McKenna. "Even the smell is very calming. There's something about the ritual and the giving it away."

The Best And Worst Foods For Allergies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Some of us can't wait for the brilliant blossoms of spring to finally arrive. Others fear that day and the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, ...

Getting Rid of the Food Allergy Fear Factor

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Children with food allergies need to carry their medications (antihistamines and epinephrine) in the same way that kids in a car need to wear their seatbelts. Most of the time, they won't need it. But there may come a time when those protections save the children's lives.

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Flours and What to Do With Them

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Here are my favorite five gluten-free flours that I like to keep around the house and some recipe ideas to keep those canisters from getting dusty.

7 Signs That You Need Acupuncture This Spring

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year. The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies? (POLL)

Posted 03.31.2013 | MarloThomas

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Will This Be The Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Posted 03.31.2013 | Green

From Marlene Cimons, Climate Nexus: Marlene Cimons writes for Climate Nexus, a nonprofit that aims to tell the climate story in innovative ways th...

Why Pollen Allergies May Only Get Worse

Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Spring has sprung, and allergy season won't be far behind. But if you think last year's allergies were bad...

7 Ways To Prepare For Spring Allergies

Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mikel Theobald for Everyday Health You can feel it in the air -- spring allergies are fast approaching. With the changing of the seasons comes...

Dr. Oz: 5 Simple Ways To Fight Seasonal Allergies

Posted 03.22.2013 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz Miserable, incurable, and afflicting at least 35 million of us, spring allergies are fast approaching. They kick in when the immun...

T-Shirt Tells The World What Your Kid Is Allergic To

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Parents

Now kids can wear a warning of the foods that will harm them. All parents have to do is fill in the blanks. A new "Don't Feed Me" T-shirt with a ch...

Getting Past the Hype About Peanut Allergies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Who could forget the tragic "peanut butter kiss of death" headlines about a Canadian teen who died of anaphylactic shock related to a peanut allergy. Well, the teenager did die -- but little else of that story proved true.

Food Intolerances vs. Allergies: The Pizza Crisis

Lora Krulak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lora Krulak

The next morning I woke with a headache, flu-like symptoms, and eyes so pouffy they could barely open. My husband looked at me and asked why I seemed so pale and clammy. This is food intolerance in action.

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

How This Want-To-Be Grandparent Fills Her Time

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I'm not discouraging anyone from becoming a grandparent. But in the meantime, pet sitting seems to be just the ticket. What could be better than the cuddly love of a cat but no litter box in your kitchen?

Is Your Home Making Your Kids Sick?

GalTime | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

Most people believe that allergies really aren't a concern in the winter months, because there is no pollen in the air. While that may be true, there are still plenty of triggers in your home that can bring on allergies or an asthma attack.

Why We Sneeze And Other Fun Facts About The Big Ah-Choo!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Why do we sneeze? The long-standing answer has been that sneezing is a reflex. When irritants -- such as germs, dust, pollen...

A Month-By-Month Guide To Seasonal Allergies

Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein If you suffer from allergies for even part of the year, you may wonder when you'll get a reprieve. People with spring allerg...