Allergies

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Is It COVID-19, Cold, Allergies or the Flu?

You feel ill with nasal congestion, scratchy throat and fatigue. Is it a cold or is it COVID-19? Could it be allergies?

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Living with Germs Has Its Upside, Don’t Overdo Cleanliness

The pandemic has made us hyper-aware of germ avoidance. But with COVID-19 waning, it’s a good time to point out that it’s possible to be overly vigilant about avoiding germs.

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Can You Develop Allergies as an Adult? and Other Top Sinus-Related Questions

Environmental allergies are a really common issue throughout the United States; allergies are actually becoming more common. Here are the most common questions a UH ear, nose and throat specialist hears from patients.

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Sneezing Since You’ve Been Staying Home More? It Could Be Allergies

The average person’s home is a minefield of allergic triggers that can cause respiratory symptoms in people who are sensitized to them.

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No Break for Seasonal Allergies: Severe Pollen is the New Normal

Since 1990, warming temperatures have made pollen seasons longer and pollen counts higher across North America, says a new study. It's bad news for people who are affected by seasonal allergies.

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How You Can Eliminate a Food Allergy

Physicians have figured out a way to harness the body’s immune response to eliminate allergic reactions to food. Eli Silver, MD, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, explains.

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Yes, You Really Can Be Allergic To Cold Weather

Dislike of frigid temperatures may have some of us declaring that we are allergic to the cold. But for some people, an allergy to the cold is real.

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Still Sneezing? Fall Doesn't Mean the End of Allergy Season

Is your family ready to say goodbye to seasonal allergies now that spring and summer have passed? Not so fast. Unfortunately, for many, the approaching autumn doesn’t mean relief from sneezing. Instead, it marks a new array of allergy triggers.

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