For many people with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), getting their hands dirty in the garden has consequences. Sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and other reactions can turn yard work into misery. However, with a few simple precautions, allergies don’t have to stand between you and your garden.
Preparation and prevention pave the way to successful travel for the millions of people who have allergies & asthma. The following tips can help you keep these conditions at bay while you’re on vacation.
Feel like there’s no end in sight when it comes to fall allergy misery? Blame global warming. Research suggests that with global warming, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.
Summertime means outdoor fun at weddings, festivals, and picnics. But uninvited guests ranging from stinging insects to grass pollen can ruin the fun for people with allergies & asthma.
Summer brings bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, and this year, updated advice for those who are allergic to these pesky stinging insects. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recently published updated guidelines for diagnosing and treating stinging insect hypersensitivity. Here are three key highlights for those who are allergic.
August marks the start of allergy season for as many as one in five Americans who get hay fever, also called seasonal allergic rhinitis, each year. That’s because ragweed, the main cause of hay fever, begins blooming around mid-August. And in one day, each plant can produce a million pollen grains that can travel for miles from its source.