Millions of Americans have nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable symptoms, yet they are rarely the cause; their pollens are too heavy to be airborne.
Summer means barbeques, festivals, and other outdoor activities, and if you experience allergic reactions to grass pollens, you might be running for cover. However, seasonal allergies can also affect those without pollen sensitivities due to unexpected summer staples, such as certain fruits and vegetables, campfires, and changes in the weather.
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.