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Indoor allergens are substances that can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Common sources of indoor allergens include dust mites, cockroaches, molds, pets, and plants. Avoiding indoor allergens is one way to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms.

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    • Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip Allergic rhinitis symptoms include an itchy, runny nose, sneezing, itchy ears, eyes, and throat. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also...learn more »
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      Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip Article
      • Chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip facts
      • What is the purpose of the nose?
      • What are rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What causes rhinitis?
      • Is rhinitis always related to allergies?
      • What conditions cause an abnormal production of nasal secretions?
      • What conditions cause an impaired clearance of nasal secretions?
      • How can chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip be treated?
      • What medications can be used to treat rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What can be used to treat non-allergic rhinitis?
      • Does salt water have any role in the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What are other options for the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
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      Mold Article
      • Mold facts
      • What is mold?
      • Where can mold be found in homes?
      • What kinds of health problems may be linked to mold? What are symptoms of mold allergy?
      • How can mold in the household be prevented?
      • Is it necessary to test for mold?
      • How should mold be cleaned up and eliminated?
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      Eczema Article
      • Eczema facts
      • What is eczema?
      • Are there different types of eczema?
      • What causes eczema?
      • What are eczema symptoms and signs?
      • How is eczema diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for eczema?
      • What are home remedies for eczema?
      • Does diet affect eczema?
      • Is there a cure for eczema?
      • Is eczema contagious?
      • What is the prognosis of eczema?
      • Is it possible to prevent eczema?
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      Eye Allergy Article
      • Eye allergy facts
      • Eye allergy introduction
      • What causes eye allergies?
      • What is the basic anatomy of the outer eye?
      • Why are the eyes an easy target for allergies?
      • What are symptoms and signs of eye allergies?
      • What are allergic eye conditions?
      • What are eyelid allergies (also called contact eye allergies)?
      • What conditions can be confused with eye allergies?
      • What is the treatment for eye allergies?
      • What is the prognosis of eye allergies?
      • Can eye allergies be prevented?
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      Hay Fever Article
      • Hay fever facts
      • What is hay fever? What are the symptoms and signs?
      • Why does an allergic reaction occur?
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