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Pollen, Pets

Trees that Make You Sneeze

Allergic Living’s handy region-by-region field guide to Canada. For the U.S. field guide, see America’s Trees of Allergies. WE CAN blame the deciduous trees’ attempts at procreation for our watery, red-eyed snuffling and other springtime rhinitis symptoms. Catkins, which often appear as elaborate cones or buds, are a tree’s reproductive organs, and they bloom before […]

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Hay fever

The Hay Fever Handbook

All you’ll need to cope with Spring’s misery-making allergies. What is Hay Fever? As with other allergies, seasonal allergic rhinitis is an immune system over-response to a protein, in this case an inhaled pollen or a mould spore. Antibodies are supposed to protect our bodies, to defend, but the immune system of a person predisposed […]

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Ragweed’s Rule

How did the dastardly king of hay fever become so potent and so widespread? Allergic Living investigates. The ragweed in my backyard in the Ottawa Valley waves at me smugly every morning. It has formed a towering wall along the back corner of the small meadow we’ve let flourish as an environmental gesture. All the […]

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Get A Grip On Ragweed Allergy

All about the cursed weed, and how to beat its pollen.

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Outdoor Allergy Hub: Pollen, Mold, Gardening

Spring America’s Trees of Allergies - Allergic Living‘s field guide to U.S. tree pollen allergies. The Trees of Sneeze - Allergic Living‘s field guide to Canadian pollen allergies. Hay Fever Handbook – Everything you’ll need to know about managing Spring allergies. All About Eye Allergies – Weeping, itching and rubbing. How do you find relief? Gardening with […]

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Ragweed

Allergic Living’s Guide to Fall Allergies

In autumn, it’s an allergic onslaught. Ragweed and molds are in procreating mode, filling the air with nasty pollens and spores. Allergic Living magazine examines the season’s biggest offenders, and offers tips to keep the sneezing, watery eyes and general misery at bay. Ragweed Of the sources of autumn allergy misery,ragweed is by far the […]

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Grass

When Grass Attacks

  For those with grass allergy, a lush lawn can be the bane of summer. Grass allergy is one of the most common pollen allergies, up there with the birch tree and ragweed. In the central and northern United States and Canada, grass generally pollinates in May, June and July. If the Kleenex box is […]

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Creating the Allergy-Friendly Garden

There is nothing like the garden. The magic of young plants thriving under the gardener’s care, the bursting forth of vibrant blooms. But if you’ve never donned the cotton gloves for fear of cultivating pollen and misery, you are missing out. It is possible to create a garden that’s almost allergy-free. There’s just some planning […]

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All About Eye Allergies

Pollen can set off weeping, blurred vision, itching and rubbing. How do you find relief? When Ken Hegan traveled to Vancouver a couple of years ago, the city was experiencing one of its warmest Februaries on record, and the trees began showering unwitting visitors with an early blast of pollen. “It felt like my eyes […]

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CSACI on Vancouver Olympics

OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2010 – The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is concerned that the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler will be taking place at the peak of the tree pollen season on the West Coast. While the rest of North America and Europe may be suffering a particularly […]

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