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Living With Allergies

How to Get Good Sleep (Without Your Allergies Getting in the Way)

Feel like your allergies are getting in the way of getting the sleep you need? Here's how to work around them

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Living With Allergies

The Best and Worst Houseplants for Allergies

Picking out a new plant is no easy task when you have allergies. Here are the plants that can actually help you with symptoms (and the ones that'll just make things worse).

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

What Every Different Type of Cough Means

These days, even a mild cough feels like a cause for concern. Here's how to know what your cough might mean.

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Allergy Treatments

What's the Best Treatment for My Allergies?

Ready to say goodbye to confusing drugstore trips? Figure out which allergy treatment might be best for you based on your symptoms.

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Living With Allergies

5 Ways to Prepare for the Longest Spring Allergy Season Yet

The pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer every year. Here are our best tips on how to deal without hiding indoors for half the year.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

What are the Causes of Year-Round, Never-Ending Allergies?

Symptoms don't fade when the seasons change? You might be dealing with perennial allergies.

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Living With Allergies

Allergies Getting in the Way of Your Holidays? Here's How to Handle Them

Are your not-so-silent nights constantly interrupted by sniffling and sneezing? Here's how to keep your symptoms from crashing your holiday festivities.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Everything to Know About the Connection Between Headaches and Allergies

Unfortunately, sometimes allergies and headaches go hand in hand. Here's how to figure out what's making your head hurt—and how to make it stop.

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Living With Allergies

The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Allergy Sufferers

Need a gift suggestion for the allergy sufferer in your life? Or maybe something to add to your own wish list? We've got you!

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Sore Throat vs. Post-Nasal Drip: Here's How to Tell the Difference

Can't stop clearing your throat? Find out how to tell if your symptoms are a sign of a sore throat or post-nasal drip.

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Allergy Treatments

Your Guide to Saline Nasal Spray

Looking for a natural treatment for your stuffy, itchy, runny nose? A saline nasal spray may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Living With Allergies

The Truth About Your Diet and Your Allergies

Can apple cider vinegar cure congestion? What about spicy food, or even fish? Our expert's answering all your food and allergy FAQs.

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Living With Allergies

Yes, You Can Develop Allergies as an Adult

Developing allergies as an adult is far from fun, but it's not as uncommon as you might think. Here's what you can do about it.

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Living With Allergies

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation (Despite Allergies)

Hoping to get into the great outdoors this summer without allergies ruining all the fun? We've got your back.

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Living With Allergies

How to Get Ahead of Your Allergy Season, According to Allergists

Don't let your seasonal allergies sneak up on you this year. Here's how to get ahead and avoid your sniffles from even starting.

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Allergy Treatments

Allergic to Pollen? Here’s How to Treat Your Symptoms

When it comes to seasonal allergy triggers, pollen is one of the most common culprits of your constant sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and runny nose.

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Allergy Treatments

Dry, Itchy Eyes? Meet Allergy Eye Drops

Watery, itchy, red eyes? Eye drops could be the solution you're looking for.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Your Guide to Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Plus, how to best treat each symptom.

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Living With Allergies

Allergies vs. Cold vs. Flu: How to Figure Out What Your Symptoms Mean

Worried that your cough and runny nose could be something more serious? We spoke to the experts to help you determine if you're dealing with seasonal allergies, a cold, or COVID-19.

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Allergy Treatments

Here's What You Need to Know About Allergy Nasal Sprays

Nervous about using a nasal spray? We've got you covered with what you need to know and why you should consider trying one.

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Profiles

Meet Picnic Medical Director and Allergy Expert Dr. Amina Abdeldaim

Wondering what it takes to be an expert allergist? Get to know our Medical Director, Dr. Amina Abdeldaim.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Think You're Allergic to Mold? Here's What You Should Know

Feeling like you can't avoid your allergens even when you're inside? You may have a mold allergy. Let's talk.

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Allergy Treatments

What You Need to Know About Allergy Testing

What exactly is an allergy test? How do you test for allergies anyway, and how does what you're allergic to affect how you treat it? Here's what you need to know.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Perennial Allergies (and How Do I Treat Them)?

The symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergies may be similar, but that year-round runny nose is going to need a different treatment approach. Here's what you should know.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Ask an Expert: Are Allergies the Cause of My Ear Pain?

When your ears hurt, it's easy to assume it's due to a cold or infection. But ear pain can be a symptom of allergies too. Here's what you need to know.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

How Do I Know What I’m Allergic To? And Does It Even Matter?

Actually pinpointing the culprit of your sniffling and sneezing takes a little more detective work.

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Living With Allergies

The 9 Spring Cleaning Tips Every Allergy Sufferer Needs to Try

Looking for better advice than "dust your shelves?" We talked to Picnic Medical Director Dr. Amina Abdeldaim for expert-level cleaning tips.

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Living With Allergies

How to Get the Most Out of Your Allergy Treatment

Allergy medication never seems to work? The problem might just be how you're using it.

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Allergy Treatments

Have Questions About the Picnic Home Allergy Test? Here Are an Expert’s Answers

Did you know you can test for allergies from home? Picnic now offers at-home allergy test kits, so we went to Picnic Medical Director and expert allergist Dr. Amina Abeldaim to answer your questions about how it all works.

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Allergy Treatments

How to Deal With a Dust Mite Allergy

These invisible pests are found in nearly every home—here's what to do to keep them from running the place (and making you sneeze).

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Living With Allergies

The 6 Best Ways to Track Pollen Count Near You

Pollen can feel like an unavoidable menace, but having the right information at your fingertips can make all the difference.

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Living With Allergies

The Close Connection Between Allergies and Asthma

If your sneezes come with shortness of breath, you might be dealing with allergic asthma. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.

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Living With Allergies

Your Monthly Guide to Seasonal Allergy Triggers

Mark your calendar: Here's when you should be on the lookout for every allergen, in every region.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Pediatric Allergies: Doctor-Approved Tips on How to Navigate Allergies in Children

When your child's sniffling and sneezing, it's easy to assume it's a cold. Here are the signs that they actually need treatment for allergies.

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Living With Allergies

Quick Question: Why Does the Sun Make Me Sneeze?

Does looking at bright lights make you sneeze? Turns out that it's not related to your allergies.

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Allergy Treatments

All the Best Remedies for Your Post-Nasal Drip

Post-nasal drip is that icky feeling of mucus dripping down your throat. Here's how to ditch the drip fast and keep it from coming back.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

What Is Cedar Fever? And What Does it Have to Do With Allergies?

Here's a hint: It's not actually a fever, but it does have something to do with cedar trees.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Here's What Causes Your Seasonal Allergies

Ever wondered "Why am I always sick at this time of year?" Sounds like seasonal allergies. Here's what could be causing your yearly misery.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Pets in Your Life? Here's How to Treat Those Allergies

Pet allergies can be a real bummer when you love animals. Luckily, your allergies don't have to mean choosing between miserable symptoms and life without them.

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Allergy Treatments

What You Should Know About Using an Epinephrine Auto-injector (Like EpiPen®)

While we know that even just reading about using these can seem a little scary, being prepared is more than worth it.

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Allergy Treatments

The Allergy Home Remedies That Actually Work

The answers you've been looking for when it comes to local honey.

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Allergy Treatments

Antihistamines 101: What You Need to Know

It's the most talked about allergy treatment for a good reason.

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Allergy Treatments

Your Guide to Taking Decongestants for Your Allergies

What exactly is a decongestant? And how do you know if it's right for your stuffy nose? We'll answer all your questions here.

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Allergy Causes & Symptoms

Here's What You Should Know if You're Allergic to Ragweed

Did you know that there are 17 different species of ragweed in the US? If hearing that made your nose runny, this guide is for you.

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Living With Allergies

Every Question You Have About Allergies and Your Immune System, Answered

No, having allergies doesn't mean something is wrong with your immune system.

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Living With Allergies

How Do I Remove Every Last Allergen From My Home?

Did you know that 99% of U.S. households contain at least one major allergen? Here's how to deep clean so your home can be a safe haven.

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Allergy Treatments

The 3 Best Ways to Clear Up Your Allergy Congestion for Good

Feeling stuffed up? Learn how to get rid of congestion from allergies fast (and prevent it from happening in the first place).

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Living With Allergies

How to Know When It’s Time to Try a Stronger Allergy Treatment

Is your treatment plan just not doing enough anymore? Here's how to know (and what to do) when it's time to try a new medication.

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Living With Allergies

How to Know if You Need an Air Purifier, a Humidifier, or a Dehumidifier

These items really can help make your home an allergy-free zone, but which one you choose depends on what you're allergic to.

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Living With Allergies

How to Make a DIY Humidifier When You're Feeling Congested

Humidifiers can help relieve allergy symptoms, but they can be expensive. Here's how to make one out of things you already have at home.

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