Fall Allergies Expected To Be In Full Force

Flowers are no longer blooming, but that doesn’t mean allergies aren’t still in the air.

If you’re sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your problem.

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8 Solutions For Miserable Mid-Workout Issues

Your nose outruns you

Just as you look at the weather forecast before exercising outside, allergy sufferers should get in the habit of checking the pollen count. (The Weather Channel, for example, routinely predicts this.) If an alert has been issued for your area, Frederick M. Schaffer, MD, chief medical officer of United Allergy Services in San Antonio, recommends adjusting your outdoor workouts accordingly. Pollen counts tend to peak between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., he says, so avoiding this time can reduce symptoms by up to 50%. If your nose is running all the time, you may have non-allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, or a virus, says Schaffer. To pinpoint the cause, ask your physician about having a simple skin-prick test done. If your symptoms are not allergy related, prescription medications such as nasal ipratropium bromide or nasal azelastine can help.

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5 ways to tame seasonal allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 40 million Americans are afflicted with seasonal allergies. NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, has assembled a few helpful tips to help you proactively manage your exposure and response to allergens and allergy triggers.

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Recent storms may cause a spike in allergy suffering

PHOENIX -- Like many people in the valley, Stephanie Rusden suffers from allergies.

"[I'm] always stuffed up, eyes are always red and so I have to worry about that," Rusden said.

To get by, she has to do a couple of different things.

"I try Claritin, but it doesn't really help, and then I take Benadryl for night and red eyes," she said.

With the recent storms dumping an enormous amount of rain, Rusden's allergies might spike as new plants start to sprout, grow and bloom.

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Study finds thunderstorms worsen asthma, allergy symptoms

In one of the first studies of its kind done in the United States, a University of Georgia professor teamed up with faculty at Emory University to research the effect thunderstorms can have on people with asthma and allergies.

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For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years.

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Achoo: Seasonal allergies on the rise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The feeling of Autumn is already in the air…but so is pollen.

Seasonal allergies, otherwise known as "hay fever" has nothing to do with hay nor fever. Symptoms are similar to the common cold including sneezing, itchy throat and runny or stuffy nose.

According to Dr. Rajiv Arora of Family Allergy & Asthma in Lexington, ragweed pollen is the main culprit.

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State Honor Roll 2014

State Honor Roll 2014

 

 

 

 

The State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for schools,  www.StateHonorRoll.org, is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), sponsored by Mylan Specialty, L.P., to help identify states with the most comprehensive and preferred statewide public policies supporting people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools. The goal of this report is to identify state-level progress towards better school-based policies, and to provide a blueprint for advocates nationwide.

Get Involved! Review the report, find out where your state stands on policies protecting people with asthma and allergies, see the links to resources below, and take action today!

THE 2014 HONOR ROLL LIST

Eight states and the District of Columbia are named to AAFA's Honor Roll this year. Congratulations to: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Mississippi (new), New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia (new). Click on the interactive map and the additional resource links for detailed reports for all 50 states and DC, comprehensive reports for the Honor Roll states, study methodology and more.

The 2014 report is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Mylan Specialty L.P., and additional support from Genentech and individual donations to AAFA from patients, families and supporters.

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August 14, 2014


The Gross Truth About How Often You Should Replace Your Pillow

The question: How often should I replace my pillow?

The answer: Nearly 70 percent of people say a comfortable pillow is very important to a good night's sleep, but many of us make a crucial mistake when it comes to our favorite pillows: We're keeping them for way too long.

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Heavy rains bring bad news for allergy sufferers

The heavy rains this monsoon season have been great for New Mexico. Putting a major league dent in the drought, along with making the state look greener, but it's been very bad for allergy sufferers.

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