Glands in your nose and throat produce one to two quarts of mucus a day. It can sometimes accumulate in the back of your throat or drip from the back of your nose, causing more than an annoyance.
Surviving – and enjoying – the holidays is easier when you take preventive action. Here are some tips to help you plan for the holidays so that you’ll look back on this season with joy instead of relief.
by Richard W. Honsinger, MD, MACP, FAAAAI, and
Rosa Linda Tarango, BA, BS
Flu - don't get it; don't spread it. Answers to questions about flu vaccine for people with allergies or asthma.
Summer is finally here! It is time for your camping trip, family vacation, day at an amusement park, or visit to Grandma’s house. It may also be time for skin allergy flare-ups. But these rashes don’t have to spoil the fun. Knowing the causes and being prepared can help make your summer outings enjoyable for everyone.
For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood, and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies & asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents.
Anaphylaxis is a rare, but potentially fatal allergic reaction, that requires immediate attention and treatment. If you have a history of allergies or asthma and have had a severe reaction, you are at greater risk for anaphylaxis. Educating yourself about anaphylaxis is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your condition.
While a garden can be a source of beauty, it also may contain plant pollens that can trigger both allergic rhinitis and asthma symptoms. Windborne pollinating plants, including trees, grasses, and weeds, are more likely to cause an allergic reaction. They produce pollen that is light and almost invisible. Released in large quantities for reproduction, the pollens can be easily inhaled. These plants often have smaller blooms with little or no color.
Summer vacation. It conjures up visions of relaxation, sports, sunny days, perhaps sand and water, or woodlands. For individuals and families with allergies & asthma though, it means extra thought and preparation before “the good times roll.” As we head full tilt into summer, here are some common sense – but commonly missed – suggestions for a healthy vacation.