Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, whether they experience seasonal discomfort or have to avoid certain foods, allergy sufferers can oftentimes feel frustrated about their condition. Thankfully, there are many great resources for those dealing with allergies, simply a click away.
The makers of Zyrtec (this is not an endorsement of a product, rather a mention of a great resource) provide an allergy forecasting tool wherein you can enter your zip code to determine your town’s short-term allergy forecast. This clever site will also warn you about the key allergens in the environment for the time period entered.
WebMd.com offers many resources for allergy sufferers to include a Seasonal Allergy Map, a list of 10 Common Allergy Triggers and a comprehensive Allergies Health Center which includes allergy definitions, treatments and community boards which allow families dealing with food allergies to communicate and share their own tips and experiences with one another.
The Mayo Clinic offers a great article about lifestyle changes and home remedies to combat allergies and The Food Allergy Research and Education website offers a number of resources to parents, child care providers, schools and restaurants.
Of course, if you suspect that yourself or a family member may be suffering from an allergy, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Bernstein is an area expert in allergies and asthma and was the Capital Newspaper Readers Choice Awards Finalist for Best Allergist in 2013 and 2014. You can make an appointment by calling 410-224-5558.