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March 19, 2017

Why do we get allergies throughout life and what can we do about them? If you already have allergies you may want to try food and/or environmental oral desensitizations, allergy shots or allergy drops. Allergies can arise in babies a few days old, in your 40’s and even later. An allergic response is basically the body ‘seeing’ something and not wanting it around. Therefore, it does what it can to remove the allergen: sneeze and produce mucous to get it out of the nose, then cause swelli...

July 31, 2014

Achoo! Have you noticed yourself sneezing more, getting itchy and watery red eyes? How about a runny or blocked nose or an itchy throat after being outside? If you answered yes, chances are you may be experiencing allergies...specifically, Hay fever. Hay fever is in full swing by-mid August and will go until the first frost. 


Did you know that it is called ‘Hay fever’ because people used to get symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, and fatigue around the time that the hay...

April 2, 2014

Believe it or not, even with snow flurries and cold days the outdoor pollens are starting to form. Tree pollen is the first of the big three (grass, weeds, and trees) to pollinate. They start to pollinate more based on the sun position rather than temperature. Tree pollen is very light and can travel hundreds of miles from its source; so don’t go cutting down trees in your yard. That is unless, you want to cut down every tree in a hundred mile radius. More useful measures to decrease exp...

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