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.”
Spring and fall can be a miserable time of year if you’re one of the nearly 50 million adults and children with hay fever.
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.
Upon meeting Miss Harriet Harris, it’s hard to believe she’s the same woman who starred as Desperate Housewives‘ eight-fingered crazy lady, Felicia Tilman, or Frasier’s overly dramatic agent Bebe Glazer.