If you’re hoping to save money or time by using a home allergy test to find out what’s causing your allergy symptoms, you may want to reconsider. Home tests may not have the answers.
Think hay fever is mainly an inconvenience? Discover the truth about seasonal allergies (to tree pollens in the spring, grasses in the summer, and ragweed and molds in the fall).
If you wake up with a sore throat, you might wonder: Was it because you left the window open or a fan running? Experts say there are a variety of reasons, which you can often address with simple remedies.
Spring allergies are caused by tree pollens; early summer allergies are triggered by grasses; fall allergies tend to come from weeds such as ragweed and molds.
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Aggressive treatment of allergies, whether with immunotherapy or sinus surgery, may help reduce the risk of developing a worse airway disease, like asthma.
Seasonal allergy sufferers of all ages have been battling brutal symptoms this spring. But if you’re a parent, there’s no reason to restrict your children’s outdoor activities because they have hay fever.
Many people haven’t broken free from the grip of winter yet, but now is the time to start thinking about spring allergies. In fact, the season is already under way in some areas of the country because the trees already are budding. Once they begin to flower, allergy sufferers need to be prepared. “Maple, elm, hickory and oak … Read More
For many people, the smells of a cinnamon- or pine-scented candle or a freshly cut tree evokes good memories. But for some people, those well-known aromas present a serious health risk. Decorations that fill your home with holiday scents can jump-start nasal congestion, sneezing and a runny nose in just about anyone. But, the health … Read More
Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More
When the weather finally warms up this spring, many of us will go from snow blowing to blowing our noses. Lots of snow fell this past winter, which means there’s lots of water in the ground. That can set the stage for a bad allergy season. That’s because lots of moisture in the ground usually … Read More