Environmental Allergies

Here Comes Cedar Fever (amidst COVID-19)

January 6, 2021

Every year, winter brings a variety of viruses, and 2020 brought a new one that is concerning to most – COVID-19. While people tend to disregard allergy as a cause of winter illness because most outdoor allergens are minimal, there’s an exception in the south. It’s called Cedar Fever, and it can cause some pretty…

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How to Be a Happy Holiday House Guest – Even With Allergies

December 9, 2020

During the holidays, time spent at your own home can seem like a far off memory – you’re bouncing from your in-laws’ cabin to a best friend’s apartment to grandma’s house. It’s all in good fun, to celebrate a wonderful time of year with people you love, but it can expose you to a variety…

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Is Your Company Culture Causing Unintended Suffering for Allergic Staff?

November 25, 2020

Company culture can be a big reason someone is drawn to working for a company, and a strong culture can keep employees for the long run. Many companies have raised the bar in terms of expectations as more are trying to compete with Silicon Valley-type companies – free access to bikes on company campus, catered…

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Winter Allergies & COVID-19: Know the Difference

October 28, 2020

When warm weather hit this spring, people flocked outside to get socially distant – hikes, walks, camping, picnics. If a scratchy throat or cough arrived, many had to debate whether their symptoms were from outdoor allergens, or if they had come down with COVID-19. As weather gets cooler and we’re forced back indoors, many may…

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How Can I Find Relief From My Itchy, Allergy Eyes?

September 16, 2020

Allergy symptoms in the eyes – they’re not something to scratch at. Called allergic conjunctivitis, some allergy sufferers experience a variety of symptoms in their eyes during allergy season. For those with indoor allergies, allergic conjunctivitis can stick around all year. Learn more about eye allergy symptoms and ways to prevent the itch and irritation…

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Pet Allergies? Treat Yourself, Not Your Pet. Here’s Why.

September 2, 2020

For many, pets are an essential part of life; there’s no ifs, ands, or buts about having a dog, cat, hamster, or other favorite pet at home or on the farm. Realizing you, or a member of your family, have a pet allergy can put a big damper on these dreams and your lifestyle.  Myth…

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Stop Being Bugged by Insect Allergies

August 19, 2020

Most insects do more good than harm, but those who have an insect allergy may beg to differ. A simple exposure could be dangerous or even deadly to those with an allergy to mosquito, fire ant, or cockroach. Is there a way to treat the cause, or is avoidance the only option? This blog dives…

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What Does The Pollen Count Tell Me?

July 22, 2020

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, your favorite weather source may share pollen counts for your area. These counts are used as a warning for those with environmental allergies – explaining what’s in the air and the level of symptoms you can expect. Without a little research, these pollen counts can seem confusing, but it…

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Why Your Allergy Symptoms Are Worse After Gardening

July 8, 2020

After spending time gardening, you’re likely to be tired, sore, and maybe even symptomatic. There may be more to your allergy misery than just the pollen in the air (though that can be enough to keep allergy sufferers inside). See what environmental allergies could be causing your suffering while gardening this summer and ways to…

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Using COVID-19 Safety Measures? Consider Allergies & Asthma

June 24, 2020

Daily life is different right now — with COVID-19 still rampant in many cities across the U.S. As some areas start to get “back to a new normal,” others are experiencing an uptick in cases for the first time since the pandemic started. The CDC has said from the start — and continues to say — that…

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