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Help for This Allergy Season

March 22, 2018
allergies

I love spring, the first blades of grass and new buds on the trees. But I haven’t always been a spring lover. A few years ago, those first signs of spring were met with a different response: ACHOO! Interestingly, allergies and hay-fever have not always been a human trait. In fact, they’re relatively new to us. Seasonal allergies may have begun as recently as the Industrial Revolution, and—this is the intriguing part—they only hit the upper classes. It was so…

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Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At…

June 5, 2016
allergies

Spring time! Sun shining…flowers blooming…tree leaves growing…bees buzzing…wind blowing…and feeling like zombies…welcome to the world of seasonal allergies. Plants vs….Pollen? Congestion, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and lots of clear, runny mucus. Anywhere from 10-30% of the population is dealing with allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”) each spring and looking for anything that can help ease being so stuffed up. Medications can sometimes help but can also leave some people too drowsy or too stimulated depending on which they take. Seasonal allergy…

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