Local Honey for Combating Allergies

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Recently I read about using local honey to fight allergies and I think it makes such good, coomon sense. Apparently, it is similar to taking allergy shots, because you are actually ingesting the pollen that causes your allergic reactions in minute amounts. You build up a resistance, just like with allergy shots, until you are no longer allergic to the pollen anymore.
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Grass and Weed Allergies

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It is summer, and it is that time of the year again when your allergies act up. Summers should be spent outdoors, having fun in the sun. But if you have the sniffles, your days would not be as enjoyable.

Summer is the peak season of grass and weed allergies. These plants produce highly allergenic pollens that trigger the most bothersome allergy symptoms. Continue reading…

Ragweed Allergy: The Pollen Season Ender

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Summer is over, and fall, the third and final pollen allergy season, is creeping in.  This is not good news for those who are allergic to ragweed.

What is ragweed and when is the ragweed pollen season?

Among the weeds that release the most allergenic pollens, ragweed is the most common.  It is usually found in underdeveloped areas such as fields and along roadsides in a rural environment. Continue reading…

Allergy to Outdoor Mold Spores

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If you have an allergy that lasts almost all year round, you may be suffering from a sensitivity to mold spores. Molds can grow anywhere. If a mold source is disturbed, mold spores can disperse. The allergens produced by molds are found in mold spores, and inhaling these airborne spores can cause the allergic reactions. Continue reading…

Seasonal Allergies

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Have you ever wondered why you always seem to have a cold at the same time every year? Did you notice that your cold gets worse when you are outdoors, but the moment you go inside, your cold stops?

Seasonal allergies can be extremely bothersome, tiring, and even quite embarrassing with all the sniffles and sneezing. But there is no reason to feel embarrassed because you are not the only one suffering from allergies to airborne substances. Continue reading…

Low Allergy Cities

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A hundred years ago or so, doctors used to send people with health issues to the shore to heal them. Perhaps they sent those with allergies and the fresh sea air helped clear them while they were away from whatever made them feel bad. Maybe they sent those with asthma to breath in the clean air from the coast to feel open and refreshed. Would doctors today send someone to your hometown? Or would they send them away from it?

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) conducts Allergy Capitals, a research project to determine the 100 most challenging places to live in for those who have allergies in the spring and fall season. The results are based on 3 factors for 100 cities: (1) pollen scores of airborne grass, tree, and weed pollen, as well as mold spores; (2) number of allergy medications used per patient; and (3) number of allergy specialists per patient. Continue reading…