Posts Tagged ‘allergies’

19 Tips for Outdoor and Indoor Seasonal Allergies

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

by Leigh Ann Otte, managing editor

Seasonal allergies can be so frustrating. It can feel like you have two choices: Feel miserable from the allergies or feel miserable from the medication.

Fortunately, though, those aren’t your only options. In “19 Tips From Allergists for How to Prevent and Treat Allergies,” allergists give their tips on dealing with indoor and outdoor allergies—without medication.

If you do need medicine, check out “Allergy Treatment: What Medicines to Take for Allergies—and How to Take Them,” which features an in-depth, practical rundown of your options—and how to use them best.

Do you have allergies? What has helped you?

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Obama will not be able to select allergy-free First Dog.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

President-elect Barack Obama says one of his first priorities will be to obtain a First Dog.

His daughter Malia has allergies and a canine club called the Association of Friends of Hairless Dogs of Peru has offered one they say is hypoallergenic.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology begs to differ, stating there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.  Not only more credible, the AAAI has two less “ofs” in their long name.

Here’s their press release, with my comments and a question below it.


Allergic to ragweed? Here’s how to cope with hay fever

Monday, August 25th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), with the sneezing and watery eyes symptoms it causes, affects 36 million Americans. I think I have seen most of them in my office at one time or another. Many are allergic to ragweed pollen, whose season begins in mid-August and ends after the first frost or two.

Everyone who suffers needs to do and know basic things.


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