Environmental Allergies

Have a soft spot for allergy sufferers? Help them through charitable giving this season

December 7, 2022

‘Tis the season of giving – not only gifts for family and friends, but many get in the spirit of giving to their community during the holidays, too. Giving to a cause you’re passionate about is even more rewarding, knowing that you’re helping someone who you may relate to or have a special connection to.…

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Unpacking Winter: Allergy-friendly tips for winter clothes, décor and more!

November 23, 2022

It’s that time of year when you head to the back of your closet or the depths of your storage area to pull out your winter items. Jackets, sweaters, mittens, hats, even holiday décor and winter quilts are making their appearance in your home. Outdoor allergens, like pollens, tend to become minimal once the first…

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How to Sleep Better with Allergies

November 9, 2022

For the most part, everyone knows the feeling of being tired. Sleep deprivation is a serious issue that can lead to health complications like weight gain, weakened immunity, irritability, and even heart disease. Allergies and their corresponding symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, headaches, and nasal congestion can cause someone to lose hours of valuable sleep.…

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Could Where You Live Impact Your Allergies?

October 26, 2022

Millions of Americans suffer from spring and fall allergies every year. Many haven’t considered the area they live in and how it contributes to their allergy symptoms. The AAFA’s yearly Allergy Capitals™ report identifies which cities are the most challenging to live in with seasonal allergies. The report considers these factors: Spring pollen scores Fall…

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Can Stress Make Allergies Worse?

October 12, 2022

Everyone has experienced stress at some point, but what is it? Stress is your body’s reaction to a threat or challenge. We generally think of stress as being caused by a negative situation like an overly hectic day at work or death of a loved one, but it can also be caused by positive events…

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Dust: The Forgotten Fall Allergy

September 28, 2022

When the seasons change from summer to fall, those with allergies are on alert for ragweed — it can wreak havoc on those who are allergic. But, rarely are people allergic to just one thing, so many times there are other allergens at play when you have a reaction. In the fall, that other allergen…

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Itchy Mouth After Eating Apples?

September 14, 2022

Do you know someone who reacts to apples and can’t take part in the best fall desserts, dishes, and activities? It’s probably due to Oral Allergy Syndrome. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) happens when the body misinterprets food as bothersome pollen. This is because compounds in certain foods are similar to compounds on the surface of…

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Oral Allergy Syndrome with Ragweed Allergies

August 31, 2022

Ragweed is one of the most bothersome environmental allergies — and that’s because such a large amount of pollen circulates through the air at one given time. Some people with a ragweed allergy might experience additional symptoms, but only when eating raw produce. Why is that? Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?…

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Just a Mosquito Bite, or Something Worse?

August 17, 2022

With summer upon us, unfortunately, pesky mosquitoes come with the beautiful weather and fun. For many of us, mosquito bites are an inconvenience that doesn’t alter our lives. If we can resist the urge to itch and scratch, the bite goes away on its own. But for some, mosquito bites are much more miserable and…

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4 Major Reasons to Consider Immunotherapy

July 6, 2022

At what point do you move from temporarily managing your allergy symptoms with over-the-counter solutions, to treating the cause — often for good — with immunotherapy? And what are the benefits? We’ll dive into the four major reasons people consider sublingual immunotherapy (also known as allergy drops), and why it’s beneficial for those with chronic…

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