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There are actually two main causes of allergy symptoms: indoor and outdoor triggers. While most people understand seasonal (outdoor) allergies are caused by pollen in the air, there are a number of factors that contribute to indoor allergies, which can affect people year-round. Symptoms can be similar, but it's important to remember indoor and outdoor allergies are caused by different sources, and therefore should be managed differently.
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Spring is in the air, which also means that pollen, mold, and other allergens are too. The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation estimates that 20 to 25 per cent of Canadians have allergi...
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For anyone who suffers from seasonal springtime allergies, it's rare to get through the day snot-free. Springtime allergies mean itchy eyes, runny noses and constant sneezing at any given hour. In th...
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