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HEALTH TOPICS

Allergy and Asthma

Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. When your immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.

Hay fever

You may call them hay fever, but seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, can be triggered by different types of pollen, but not by hay.

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Poison ivy

Contact dermatitis is another kind of allergy, one that appears as a skin rash. One of the most common triggers of contact dermatitis is poison ivy.

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Allergy shots

If you have severe allergies, you or your allergist might have considered allergy shots. But are all those needles worth it?

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Parent power fights asthma

You can be your child's most important ally in controlling asthma.

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A nose for relief?

Your medication may be available in more formulations than you realized. Here's a look at the pros and cons of nasal sprays.

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