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Garden Plants to Avoid with Allergies

Annuals, Perennials, and Sneezeables The following plants can cause problems for people with allergies and should be avoided. In general, it’s a good idea to avoid any plant which releases its pollen into the air, rather than relying on insects for pollination. For sensitive individuals, it is also a good idea to avoid anything that […]

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New Cat Allergy Vaccine Set for Its Big Test

If successful, a new form of immunotherapy will rid a patient of cat allergy in just 4 shots.

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Pollen Allergens Expected to Double in Future

Forecast for 2040: pollen and lots of it, say Rutgers scientists.

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Coping with Grass Allergy: Our Top 10 Tips

Grass pollen allergy is more formally called seasonal allergic rhinitis. With it, you’ll get symptoms that include runny nose, congestion and, more often than not, watery eyes. Those who are severely allergic, may get hives with grass pollen contact and, on occasion, even anaphylaxis if grass proteins get into the blood system due to scraped […]

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Olympian Misty May-Treanor Speaks Out on Allergies

Misty May-Treanor is the queen of the sand court – the two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. As she gears up for the Summer Games in London, her eye is keenly on the ball for a shot (along with partner Kerri Walsh) at an incredible third gold medal for Team USA. One thing May-Treanor […]

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All Stuffed Up from Pollen Allergies

The pollen’s out and once again you’re congested and bleary-headed. Do you get a few allergy symptoms or the whole enchilada? HEADACHE Allergies cause fluid to build up in the sinuses, putting pressure on the nerves in the area. This can lead to a headache directly above the eyes. The pain is different for each […]

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America’s Top 10 Spring Allergy Capitals: 2012

Knoxville is America’s undisputed No. 1 spring allergy center.

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Tree Pollen’s Unique Signature

It might not be as pretty as snowflakes, and certainly not as harmless, but tree pollen is beautiful in its own way, says New Jersey-based allergist Dr. Donald Dvorin. Each tree species has a signature pollen that can be identified under a microscope. As a certified pollen counter who regularly collects pollen from stations in […]

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Under-the-Tongue Drops for Grass Allergy

From the Summer 2011 edition of Allergic Living magazine. Spring and early summer present a constant dilemma for people allergic to grass. It’s a choice between dodging pollen behind tightly sealed windows, or engaging in a battle with the blades, hoping antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops will keep the worst of the symptoms at […]

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Top 10 Flowers for Allergy-Free Gardening

Our 10 Garden Greats If years of sniffles, bloodshot, itchy eyes and even wheezing have made paving over the back garden seem an appealing notion, do not despair. These gorgeous flowers are just what the horticulturalist ordered. Many of them propagate with seeds, while those that do make pollen create the kind that does not […]

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