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Allergies

allergic to jewelry

Are You Allergic to Jewelry?

Allergic to Jewelry: Did one of your favorite necklaces leave you feeling itchy or red? Or did a random patch of bumps on your wrist surface after wearing the new bracelet you were just gifted? Is this the first time you are experiencing an allergic reaction to jewelry? Or has this been happening for years?  […]

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Allergies in August | The End of Summer Misery

Most people identify seasonal allergies with spring pollen and then confuse summer allergy symptoms with a common cold or Covid. Summer and spring allergy symptoms are the same—runny nose, coughing and sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, or a sore throat. Typically, seasonal allergy symptoms do not include fever and shortness of breath which are more common with colds and Covid.
August is usually considered the start of summer allergies.  That is the month when ragweed surfaces as the most common allergen.

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allergic to fragrances

Can You be Allergic to Fragrances?

Allergies to perfumes, colognes, and the fragrances used in everything from room deodorizers to fabric softeners to soaps are widespread. Studies have shown that about 30% of the United States population has sensitives to various fragrances and perfumes.    So, what do you do if this is a problem for you?  Continue reading to find […]

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Allergy Myths and One Fact

Five Allergy Myths and One Fact

Myth: Dry Climates are the Best for Allergies Pollens and fungus or molds are found everywhere.  You can move away from one set of allergens, but unfortunately you will probably develop new sensitivities wherever you end up.   Myth: Beaches are the Best for Allergies Since ragweed pollen can be found as far as 400 […]

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Are Changes in Weather Affecting Your Allergy Symptoms?

When most people think of common allergy symptoms like nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and headaches, they think these are all allergic reactions to something. However, sometimes these symptoms are not caused by allergies, but are a sensitivity reaction – specifically to the weather. Changes in the weather, such as temperature changes, barometric pressure fluctuations, […]

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How to Manage Pet Allergies in Your Household

October is in full swing, and the weather will be starting to turn a bit chilly as we get into November and December. As a result, people will be huddling inside once again for the winter. This also means people will be spending a lot more time with their pets indoors. And while it is […]

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How to Enjoy Fall Without Triggering Fall Allergies

The air is getting crisp, and the leaves are changing, which means Autumn is approaching and fall allergy season is about to rear its head. Fall allergens are more hidden than the obvious springtime tree pollen that coats our cars outside.  Although fall allergy triggers may be different than those in other seasons, knowing them […]

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Back-to-School Immune System Boosters for Kids (and Adults)

Back-to-School Immune System Boosters for Kids (and Adults)

Back-to-School Immune System Boosters for Kids (and Adults) Ian Wahl, DAc, LAc   Kids are going back to school again in a few weeks.  Although it may seem preposterous to talk about cold weather, ice, and snow right now, we all know it’s coming.  And that means coughs, colds, seasonal flu, conjunctivitis, and other ailments […]

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