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8 Surprising Allergy Facts for the Holidays

Some of our favorite winter things can also trigger reactions. AL gives the low-down on watch to watch out for.

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The Scoop On: Raw vs. Cooked Fruit

Struggling with an itchy mouth? A peach may not be beyond reach.

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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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What’s the Scoop On: Chemical-resistant Ragweed?

There’s a new strain of ragweed lurking in Canada, and herbicides don’t stand a chance with it. Scientists at the University of Guelph have confirmed that a strain of ragweed resistant to glyphosate, the most effective herbicide for ragweed, has been found in Ontario. But ragweed sufferers take note: according to François Tardif, an associate […]

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Dog and Cat Allergies Make Ragweed Worse

Scientists are discovering that if you have year-round allergies, for example, dog, cat or dust mite allergies, you’ll be hit extra hard once ragweed season rolls along. The study, which put 123 people with ragweed allergy in a specially-controlled room with their allergen for three hours, found that those who were also allergic to dogs, […]

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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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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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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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Allergic Living’s 10 Ways to Beat Pollen

Our top 10 pollen allergy tips

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Immunotherapy: What Are Allergy Shots?

What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a form of treatment, commonly known as allergy shots, in which a patient with allergic rhinitis gets controlled exposure to allergens through injections. It will not be the first course of treatment. In immunotherapy, a doctor raises the allergen dose in your shots over a number of months and years […]

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