Dust mites

Dust mites congregate where moisture is retained and food for them (human skin scales) is plentiful.

They are especially numerous in bedding, upholstered furniture, and rugs. Padded furnishings such as mattresses, box springs, and pillows should be encased in allergen-proof, zip-up covers, which are available through catalogs and specialized retailers.

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High pollen-count days

Those with allergies might want to avoid going outdoors on high pollen-count days.

You can check the pollen count daily on the local weather and news reports, and on Web sites such as American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Peak time is early morning from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Identifying food allergies

Symptoms that occur repeatedly after eating a particular food that may include hives, swelling, gagging, coughing or wheezing, vomiting or significant abdominal pain may point to food allergies

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Allergy or cold?

Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two, or develop at about the same time every year, including a runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy, watery eyes may be the signs of allergies

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Allergy Season

If your toddler is allergic to pollens, she will be more likely to have an allergic reaction during the spring, summer, and fall, but not as much in the winter

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