As spring starts to bloom, so will seasonal allergies. Though everyone’s excited to see warmer temperatures, this time of year can also bring itching, sneezing and congestion to millions of Americans.
Forty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief – allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly – can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. “My allergies are under control,” Phillips said. “I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can’t breathe.”
Maple Plain camper Arville Halvorson loves being in the outdoors with his family. But poison ivy is certainly not a treasured part of this pastime. “Scratchy, itchy, stingy pain. I don’t want it,” Halvorson said. But it seems people around the metro are getting it, according to Dr. April Farrell of Doctor’s Skin Care in Orono. “We’ve been seeing a lot of that in our clinic this summer. Kind of speculating that the weather we had this spring – with all the rain and then the heat – has possibly led to some different growth patterns and increased exposure for people,” Dr. Farrell said.
It’s peak allergy season – as if you didn’t know already – and ragweed pollen is the culprit. It’s the most common cause for seasonal allergies, and if you’re having a tough time dealing with it, here are some products that doctor say could help. The first is an alternative to liquid nasal sprays that often cause uncomfortable drippage. It’s an aerosol spray that’s getting rave reviews.
On the state fair’s website you’ll find a list of vendors with gluten-free foods, and the Northland Celiac Support Group also has a list available. In the food building alone, there are at least five places where you can order up something yummy without worrying about gluten.
Mosquitoes have been very aggressive lately, and the hot weather has had many shedding clothes and exposing their skin to direct sunlight. There’s no better time than now to get caught up on all the remedies for summer-specific ailments like sunburns and bug bites.
If you feel your allergies have been hitting you harder, local doctors say it’s not just in your head. The prolonged winter followed by the rapid warm-up caused pollen counts to rise quickly.
Allergy season is here: Sniffles, sneezing and runny, itchy eyes. But it’s not just humans suffering. Our dogs are also prone to allergies.
Conventional wisdom has been to clean a baby’s pacifier using soap and water. But new research shows another method — that’s somewhat unconventional — could have unexpected benefits.
If things ever start to bloom around here, the downside will be that our allergies start to kick up. According to allergist Dr. Julia Montejo of Fairview Clinics, there’s good news and there’s bad news this season.
New research shows many kids will outgrow their allergy to a common food — eggs. More than half of all kids who are allergic to eggs will outgrow the problem by age 7.
Autumn officially kicked off on Saturday morning, and while many count fall as their favorite season, it’s the time when people’s allergies fire up the most. Especially this year.
Allergy season is in full swing. If you want to avoid standard medications, or just want to try something different, there’s a new treatment in Minneapolis that is offering relief from suffering allergies and other ailments. It’s called the Salt Cave.
Neal Cronin has suffered many years with allergies, and said this year is particularly bad.
If you have hay fever, it’s not what you want to hear: the ragweed season’s already started and it’s likely to last longer.