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Spring Cleaning: A Sneezing Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

The warm weather brings the urge to open the windows and start cleaning out the closets, but for allergy suffers the spring cleaning bug can be miserable.

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Stop the Wheeze and get Screened for Free

Allergy and asthma are national epidemics that are on the rise, affecting more than 76 million Americans. But what many people don’t know is these two conditions go hand-in-hand, many asthma sufferers also have an allergy. To help children and adults with symptoms of asthma and allergy know if they are at risk, allergists from around the country will be holding the 18th annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program.

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Polar Vortex Leads to Pollen Vortex

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Spring Could Be Harsh For People with Multiple Tree Allergies, SLU Allergy Expert Says

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With the cold weather extending into the spring, the allergy season will likely be more intense.

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Midwest Spring Snow Freezes Out Allergy Count

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Midwesterners will have to sniffle through the day for the first time in the history of allergy reporting season as a spring snow storm freezes the scientific equipment used to create the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official allergy count of the Midwest.

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Spring Allergies Got You Down? A Villanova University Expert Can Discuss How the Winter Weather Impacts Spring Allergies!

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Double Duty Spring Cleaning: Keep Healthy and Tidy

Spring cleaning can be more than a daunting chore for those with allergies and asthma. Dust, pet hair and cleaning supplies can leave you reaching for the tissues instead of the broom. But according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), spring cleaning can also help you avoid allergy symptoms.

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Is It Just A Cold Or Is It Allergies?

One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children’s sneezing is due to a cold or allergies.

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Spring Allergies Linked To Specific Food Allergies Says Loyola Specialist

More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, primarily occurring in spring and fall, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Food allergies are closely linked to spring allergies, says Dr. Joseph Leija, who performs the official allergy count for the Midwest for Loyola University Health System. "Birch pollen often also means allergies to apples, peaches, carrots and celery while grass allergies can trigger melon, tomatoes and oranges reactions," says Leija. :Ragweed, the most noxious allergen, is also linked to allergies to bananas, cucumber and cantaloupe."

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Preparing for Allergy Season

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Pharmacist Clark Kebodeaux, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy shares some practical tips for patients choosing an allergy medication.

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