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All Seasonal Allergy Articles

 

Air Pollution & Asthma

Studies have shown that air pollution is related to the worsening of asthma symptoms. Should you be concerned about the air you are breathing?

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Easing the Itch of the Great Outdoors

Many native and exotic plants are poisonous to humans when ingested or if there is skin contact with plant chemicals. However, the most common problems with poisonous plants arise from contact with the sap oil of several ever-present native plants that can cause an allergic skin reaction – poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

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The Real Dirt on Gardening with Allergies & Asthma

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.

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Send Your Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Packing

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.

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Spring into Action Against Seasonal Allergies

Allergies are diseases of the immune system that cause an overreaction to substances called allergens. People who have allergies can live healthy and active lives. Good allergy treatment is based on the results of your allergy tests, your medical history, and the severity of your symptoms. It can include three different treatment strategies: avoidance of allergens, medication options, and immunotherapy (allergy shots).

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Pollen, Pollen Everywhere!

by David Shulan, MD, FAAAAI

For people with seasonal allergies, pollen levels can be a useful tool. Yet many don’t fully understand what they are and how monitoring pollen levels can help to reduce their symptoms.

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