On April 3, Dr. Oz declared “This year, you’re going to feel even more miserable than ever before.” Allergist Dr. Bassett explained why.
Get your Groove Back You’ve banished gardening from your life, uprooted your plants and spend your Spring hiding indoors. Little do you know, there are hundreds of low-allergy options for your garden. What’s more, many of these are far more beautiful than their pollen-pouring counterparts, because they have to stand out in order to attract […]
Annuals, Perennials, and Sneezeables The Plants to Avoid: Botanical and Common NamesThe 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]