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AAFA’s Fall Allergy Capitals; Louisville is No. 1

AAFA announced its 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals, and Louisville tops the list as “the most challenging place to live with fall allergies.”

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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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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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Allergic to Daffodils?

Q. Last year while volunteering for the Cancer Society, my teenage daughter had a reaction to the daffodils she was handing out. She went completely red in the face, got itchy hives on her hands and arms and her throat felt tight. (The latter may have been anxiety.) As it seems she’s allergic to daffodils, […]

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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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