2019 Apr 4

Is it a Cold or Allergies? Know the Difference

2023-12-12T09:55:30-06:00April 4, 2019|Allergies|

You’re feeling crummy, with sneezing, sniffles, post-nasal drip... is it a cold, or are your allergies flaring up? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. Colds are caused by viruses and can lead to a runny/stuffy nose, congestion, cough and sore throat. (Note: The flu can also cause similar symptoms, but it also [...]

2016 Sep 22

When Kids’ Allergies Strike in the Fall

2023-12-12T09:55:52-06:00September 22, 2016|Allergies|

School is in session, and just like clockwork your 8-year-old starts sneezing, sniffling, and snorting—not to mention clearing her throat and blowing her nose like there’s no tomorrow. Poor thing! What’s going on? Chances are it’s allergies—the immune system’s abnormal reaction to a substance that would normally be quite harmless.1 Up to 40 percent of children in the U.S. have nasal [...]

2016 Apr 4

Tips to Avoid Spring Allergies

2023-12-12T09:56:00-06:00April 4, 2016|Allergies|

It’s spring! And that means lots of pollen is in the air, triggering allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever. Hay fever can lead to sinus infections and can disrupt your sleep and affect your ability to learn at school or be productive at work. Symptoms include: ■ [...]

2016 Mar 14

Is it Allergies?…Or a Cold?

2023-12-12T09:56:01-06:00March 14, 2016|Allergies|

Spring has sprung—or it’s just about to. That means spring allergies are “blooming,” too. But sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a cold and a seasonal allergy, also known as hay fever. Here are some signs to look for and ways to find relief.             Know the signs.  Both colds and allergies can cause sneezing, stuffiness, or a runny nose. [...]

2015 Oct 5

Fall Allergies 101

2023-12-12T09:56:25-06:00October 5, 2015|Allergies|

Fall can be especially difficult for people with allergies, especially if they are sensitive to mold and ragweed pollen. Here are three things that can contribute to fall allergies: ■ Lingering warm weather. While most people enjoy Indian summer, unseasonably warm temperatures can make rhinitis symptoms last longer. Mold spores can be released and dispersed during dry, windy weather. Be [...]

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