Itchy throat? Runny nose? You must have caught that bug that is “going around” the office, right? Well, not so fast. While we’re quick to jump to the “I’ve got the latest bug” conclusion, most of us neglect considering another extremely common ailment this time of year: allergies.

There are actually tons of reasons why you might suffer from these late-onset seasonal allergies, even if you’ve never had a problem with them before. Sometimes stress causes our body to deplete its stores of vitamin C — leaving our immune system vulnerable.

Allergic reactions can also often affect our guts, leading to sluggishness and even depression. Ultimately, consider getting a professional allergy test if you’ve got a cold that you just can’t seem to shake — it could be something else entirely.


By Kelly Bourdet
Oct 24, 2013