The Biggest Mistake Parents Make In Preventing Asthma in Children

The start of spring may be bad news for the over 60 million seasonal allergy sufferers in the U.S., but allergies among children are the most worrisome - they are largely responsible for the growing number of children suffering from asthma. An estimated 6.5 million Americans under the age of 18 suffer from asthma, making it the most common chronic illness in childhood. It is the main reason children miss school and the leading cause of childhood hospitalization.

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Seasonal Allergies and Depression

a woman experiencing allergies and depression

Anyone who has suffered from seasonal allergies knows that they can play much more havoc on the mind and body than causing some sneezing and a runny nose. In fact, recent studies have showed that there is a possible real link between allergies and depression.

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6 Tips for Exercising Through Allergy Season

Don’t let watery eyes and a runny nose keep you from a spring workout. Avoid the pitfalls of allergy season with these expert tips

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Weather conditions lead to difficult season for allergy sufferers

A mild winter and periods of heavy rain are just two factors contributing to what has already been a particularly difficult season for allergy sufferers in the county.

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The Worst Cities For Allergies In 2012

Each year, 40 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, when airborne irritants trigger an overreaction of the immune system, marked by itchy, watery eyes, violent sneezing, coughing, wheezing, severe nasal or sinus congestion and, in some cases, difficulty breathing.

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Helping the body fight off allergies

While there are different types of conjunctivitis, rhinitis and asthma, about 50 to 70 percent of Americans suffer from allergy-induced types of these conditions. An allergy is defined as an abnormal sensitivity to a substance normally tolerated and generally considered harmless such as pollen, dust mites, food, drugs or insect stings. This means that while some allergens are tolerated by most people, they can induce an allergic reaction in others, mainly due to the presence of the IgE antibody. IgE, one of our immunoglobulins ( the others are IgG, IgA, IgM and IgD), is a key player in allergic reaction.

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5 ways to tame your seasonal allergies

1. Make a stay-strong grocery list. Dark leafy vegetables, 100 per cent whole grains, unsaturated fats and lean protein boost immune strength. And avoid pollen allergy co-conspirators: 70 per cent of those with allergies to birch or alder trees also get an itchy, swollen mouth from celery, cherries and apples. And 20 per cent with a grass allergy react to tomatoes, potatoes or peaches. Cooking them may quell irritants, or leave them off your menu.

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Mild Winters and Allergy Season

Experts say allergy season may be more severe and offer tips for relief

Warmer temperatures made this year’s winter feel more like spring on several occasions. While the moderate weather delighted most, experts say spring allergy sufferers may not be as pleased, due to the earlier onset of symptoms and a more severe season ahead. Anju Peters, MD, suggests taking a preemptive approach in order to get ahead of symptoms before they get you down.

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Spring Has Sprung and so Have Allergies

Spring has officially sprung, which means allergy season is sweeping across the Midlands and keeping local allergy specialists busy.

Pollen is covering cars and sidewalks as it falls in the Midlands, but those who suffer from allergies should be worried about what they don't see.

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5 Ways You Worsen Your Allergies

If you suffer from springtime allergies, there are five surprising ways you may be aggravating your suffering — fruits and vegetables, air filters, fresh air, procrastination, and self-medication.

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