More Pollen. More Problems.

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Pollen, from trees, grass, and weeds contain soluble allergens which can dissolve through the mucosa linings of the respiratory system and cause common allergy symptoms, like rhinitis, i.e. a runny, itchy, sneezy nose!

This is MISERABLE for those who suffer from pollen allergies. The best way to help shots and other allergy medicine is to avoid your exposure! While medication might be necessary, avoidance can lessen the severity and frequency of your symptoms.

Here are some tips on how to avoid pollen exposure: 

  1. Wash your hair before bed after a day spent outdoors
  2. Dont hang clothing and bedding out to dry
  3. Have someone cut your grass – (see any friendly neighbors?)
  4. Keep your car window closed while driving
  5. Close home windows and turn on the AC
  6. Stay indoors between 5am-10am when airborne count is highest or on especially dry, windy days.

(As seen in Harvard Health Report)

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Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows.

Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine injector for someone with a life-threatening allergy. And only 7 percent knew how to use an asthma inhaler as directed.

“This isn’t a new concern. We always worry about our patients, especially those with food allergies,” said one of the study’s authors, Dr. Aasia Ghazi, from the Allergy and Asthma Specialists of Dallas.

“We had a patient call in the middle of a reaction, and she didn’t remember how to use the epinephrine injector. That’s why we looked to see what’s going on, and what are the barriers that keep patients from using these devices properly?” Ghazi explained.

The study was published…

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