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Maybe you can’t weed your garden without sneezing. Perhaps your eyes start watering when you clean your home. Did your skin begin itching last night during dinner?

You may have an allergy, but you’re not alone. More than 50 million adults and children in the United States have a bad reaction to pollen, dust, mold, pet dander and other common allergens, according to the

  • Meredith Morckel HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2023
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  • If you suffer from allergies, you know how bothersome and uncomfortable the sneezing and itchy eyes can be. These symptoms are more than irritating — they impact day-to-day activities like work, school, sports, sleeping and even eating.

    Not only that, but allergies can also cause more serious health problems such as asthma and even anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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    As the seasons change and the weather shifts, it's not uncommon to experience symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion.

    But how do you know if you're dealing with a common cold or allergies? The two can have similar symptoms, making it tough to tell an allergy from a cold. Here, experts offer tips on how to discern the difference.

    Cold vs. allergy symptoms: What are ...

    Summer is almost here, and its arrival brings opportunities for many people -- including those who suffer with allergies and asthma — to plan vacations away from home.

    A recent article titled “Allergies don't take a vacation” in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology encourages those ...

    It may be hard to believe as you reach for yet another tissue, but you don't have to suffer with the itchy eyes and stuffy noses that seasonal allergies bring.

    Some simple steps can make a big difference, according to an allergies expert.

    “Predisposition combined with westernized changes in living and diet and overuse of antibiotics is what probably helps determine our chances of ...

    Allergy and asthma sufferers may think their symptoms are harsher and lasting longer this spring.

    They're not imagining it. The changing climate means that allergy seasons are starting about 20 days earlier, are 10 days longer and include 21% more pollen than they did in 1990, according to the U.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

    “It's a pretty simple equation,” sai...

    Spring allergies can be brutal, and many -- but by no means all -- sufferers reach for synthetic medications to combat their symptoms.

    Many others want something more natural, however.

    “These allergies cause unpleasant symptoms such as runny noses, sneezing, itchy eyes and nasal congestion,” said Dr. Jo Reed

    Ongoing shortages of a medication that hospitals and emergency rooms rely upon to treat breathing problems are likely to worsen in coming days and weeks, experts warn.

    That's because one of the two major U.S. suppliers of liquid albuterol, Akorn Pharmaceuticals, abruptly laid off its entire workforce and closed plants in New Jersey, New York and Illinois in late February.

    “We're d...

    If it seems as though everyone you know struggles with some sort of allergy, new research suggests you are not mistaken.

    As many as 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 kids suffers from a seasonal allergy, a food allergy or eczema, the latest government data shows.

    Caused by a reaction to plant pollen, seasonal allergies were most common type of allergy in both kids and adults. Symptoms includ...

    Send yourself some love this Valentine's Day by setting a reminder to start taking your spring allergy medications.

    It's important to begin allergy meds two weeks before symptoms are expected to appear when possible, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "It's not the most romantic idea in the world, but it is an effective way to remember when ...

    Keeping allergies and asthma in check in the new year is a resolution worth keeping.

    With 2023 dawning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers some suggestions for keeping symptoms under control all year long.

    "More than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergic conditions," said allergist

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 31, 2022
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  • It might seem like your toddler or preschooler has a nose that is always runny, but experts say that's normal.

    “Children under 6 years of age average six to eight colds per year, with symptoms lasting an average of 14 days,” said Dr. Maria Mejia, an associate professor of family and community medicine at...

    It's possible to have a joy-filled holiday season while keeping allergies and asthma in check.

    Being aware of triggers is a key, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    “While the holidays bring much joy, some of the good times can be derailed by allergy and asthma flares,” said allergist

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 26, 2022
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  • It's a potentially deadly issue: Some U.S. school administrators don't keep life-saving albuterol asthma inhalers on hand because they're afraid of getting sued for misuse. That's true even in states like Illinois, where strong "stock albuterol" laws are on the books, researchers say.

    Kids with asthma don't always carry their inhalers, and some may not even know they have asthma until the...

    When it comes to pollen allergies, there are not only bad days and bad seasons, experts with the right technology can now break down pollen counts by the hour.

    Specifically, pollen counts are lower between 4 a.m. and noon, a new study done in Georgia found. They're higher between 2 p.m. and 9 p...

    That smartphone in your hand could be triggering your allergies, a new study by an 18-year-old high school student suggests.

    A science fair project by Hana Ruran, of Hopkinton, Mass., found that cellphones are often loaded with cat and dog allergens, bacteria and fungi.

    “I have my phone always with me. It's always in my hand. I never put it down for anything,” said study author...

    Allergy sufferers know that symptoms don't just appear in spring or summer. Fall, too, can bring about sneezing and trouble breathing, as can volatile weather patterns.

    “People frequently experience allergy symptoms in the fall even if they are mainly allergic to pollens in the spring and summer,” said D...

    The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn.

    First off, always assume there's potential risk from electricity or gas leaks, say experts at the U.S. Cent...

    Need information about hay fever? Steer clear of YouTube, a new study advises.

    Researchers found misinformation about allergic rhinitis, the medical name for the disorder, in a large numbers of posts on the popular video-sharing site.

    That's significant, because 7 in 10 patients wi...

    If you have both asthma and seasonal allergies, there are ways to reduce the impacts of that double whammy, an expert says.

    People with asthma, a chronic lung condition, should try to control or prevent allergic outbreaks, said Dr. Miranda Curtiss, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School...

    Scientists have long known that as the Earth warms due to climate change, plants produce more pollen, making allergy season longer and more pronounced.

    Now, a new survey finds that hay fever sufferers are increasingly taking notice.

    In a poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by the Harris Poll in partnership with HealthDay, only 1 in 3 reported receiving an official...

    Climate change is prompting longer pollen seasons and higher pollen counts, which spells trouble for people with seasonal allergies, allergists warn.

    "Allergy seasons have been changing in North America and across the globe, and we see greater changes the further you get from the equator," explained Dr. Kara Wada, an allergis...

    Want to breathe better air indoors? Go green.

    Houseplants can make your home or office air cleaner, according to British researchers.

    In lab tests, they found that three common houseplants -- peace lily ...

    Spring allergies are a perennial annoyance, but if you're focusing on the pandemic, they still could catch you by surprise, an expert says.

    "People still have COVID on their minds," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

    "They might not be thinking about spring allergies, so symptoms could sneak up on them," Corbett said in a coll...

    If you think frequent changes in weather are triggering your allergy symptoms, you may be right.

    A shift from a cold front to a rainy day then back to warm weather can have an impact on those with allergies, said Dr. David Corry, professor of medicine-immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine, in ...

    If your New Year's resolution is to keep your allergy and asthma symptoms under control in 2022, it's best to do so in small steps, an expert says.

    "The best way to tackle health challenges is in small bits, and that goes for allergy and asthma control," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "The last few years have been ...

    Planning ahead will reduce the risk of allergies and asthma interfering with your holiday plans, an expert says.

    "In addition to concerns about COVID-19, those with allergies and asthma sometimes have an added layer of anxiety because they need to always be thinking about allergy and asthma triggers that can cause serious symptoms," said Dr. Mark Corbett, president of the American College...

    Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby's chances of developing asthma or allergies?

    Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact.

    "We did find that there was a link between the mother's weight before pregnancy, entering pregnancy, with the development of certain allergic diseases among c...

    While climate change gets a lot of notice for its numerous negative impacts around the globe, children's allergies may not be among them.

    Despite climate change, with the longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads that are attributed to it, more than 5,800 children in the Los Angeles area with asthma did not have an increase in allergic sensitization or allergy diagnosis over a 15-yea...

    While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant.

    Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed.

    "A spike in ragweed tends to mark the informal start of the fall allergy season, which typically begins in mid-August," said Dr. Rachna Shah, an allergist with Loyola Medicine ...

    Here's an unexpected benefit from wearing a mask during the pandemic: It may also reduce fall allergy symptoms, one expert says.

    "Masks that people use for protection from COVID-19, particularly those that filter out more particles like the N95 or KN95 masks, also tend to filter out pollen," said Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)...

    When your sinuses are clogged, you will try anything to ease the congestion: neti pots, bulb syringes, squeeze bottles and even battery-operated pulsed water devices.

    But improper use of these nasal irrigation devices can put you at risk for infection, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert warns.

    The products, which treat congested sinuses, colds and allergies, are safe and eff...

    Air pollution could cause sinus misery, new research suggests.

    Specifically, tiny particulate air pollution (known as PM2.5) could contribute to chronic rhinosinusitis, a condition in which the sinuses get infected or irritated, become swollen, are severely congested and secrete mucus into the throat for 12 weeks or more.

    "To our knowledge, this is the first study to report that lon...

    With many summer camps open again this year, parents of kids with asthma and allergies need to make sure the one they choose is safe for their youngsters.

    While federal health officials have issued guidelines to protect campers and staff from COVID-19, "camps still need to make sure measures are in place in case a camper has an allergic reaction or an asthma flare," said Dr. Luz Fonacier,...

    Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay $345 million in a proposed settlement to resolve lawsuits over steep EpiPen price increases.

    EpiPens are auto-injectable devices that deliver the drug epinephrine for emergency treatment of a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

    In 2016, a number of class-action lawsuits were filed against Pfizer and its subsidiaries Meridian Medical T...

    Pollen is tough enough for allergy sufferers, but a new study suggests it also helps spread the new coronavirus and other airborne germs.

    Researchers had noticed a connection between COVID-19 infection rates and pollen concentrations on the National Allergy Map of the United States.

    That led them to create a computer model of all the pollen-producing parts of a willow tree. They the...

    Among Americans with severe asthma, less than half see a specialist to manage their condition, new research shows.

    The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends patients with severe asthma be referred to a specialist for evaluation and care.

    To find out how many people with severe asthma see a specialist, researchers examined insurance data from more than 54,000 pati...

    If your child has both allergies and asthma, it's imperative to treat their allergies to prevent asthma from worsening as they spend more time outdoors, an expert says.

    "It's a time when after a winter when we're all cooped up inside kids want to go out and play, but the weather is a little variable," said Dr. Corey Martin, a pediatric pulmonologist at Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's...

    You suddenly develop the sniffles. Is it allergies or COVID-19?

    One expert says whether you have a history of allergies might provide your biggest clue.

    "Symptoms such as congestion, sore throat and loss of smell are all common with both seasonal allergies and COVID-19," said Dr. Jonathan Matz, an allergist and immunologist with LifeBridge Health, in Maryland.

    "We're not getti...

    An experimental injectable drug appears more versatile than existing medications in treating people with different forms of severe, hard-to-control asthma, clinical trial results show.

    There are many different types of asthma brought on by many different triggers, and a number of monoclonal antibody medications -- called "biologics" -- have been crafted to target distinct asthma triggers....

    As kids get ready for summer camp, parents might be fretting about exposure to COVID-19, but a doctors' group says they also need to make sure their campers will be protected from allergy and asthma triggers.

    "The [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has issued guidelines for keeping campers and staff protected from COVID-19. At the same time, camps still need to make sure measur...

    As if the headaches and stuffy nose aren't bad enough, chronic sinus trouble often leaves patients foggy-headed and depressed. Now, new research suggests one possible reason why: Sinusitis may trigger changes in brain activity.

    "Chronic sinusitis is incredibly common," said study lead author Dr. Aria Jafari. Upwards of 11% of all Americans are affected, added Jafari, an assistant profess...

    Seasonal allergies are striking this year at the worst possible time, with the United States in the midst of a fourth wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    You've got an itchy nose and watery eyes. Or maybe you've got a fever and a sore throat. Or you've developed a cough and you have trouble breathing.

    Is it COVID-19, or just your usual allergies?

    Confusion is perfectly under...

    Climate change has made North America's pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    The best way to deal with worsening pollen seasons is to get ahead of them.

    "If you know it's likely that your allergy symptoms will arrive earlier in the spring or fall seaso...

    Here's a silver lining to having to strap a mask across your face when you go out in public: That mask may also help guard against severe spring allergies, an expert says.

    Many patients with spring allergies are doing well this season because they're spending more time indoors and wearing a mask when they go outside, said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the Un...

    Makers of inhalers that contain the nasal decongestant propylhexedrine should make design changes to prevent misuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    Propylhexedrine is a nasal decongestant in over-the-counter inhalers, and right now is "only marketed under the brand name Benzedrex," the FDA said. The agency said that propylhexedrine is effective and safe when used for short pe...

    If seasonal allergies get you down, try tackling them with a good spring cleaning.

    This can not only ease some of those spring symptoms, but also get rid of allergens you've been living with for a while, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

    "If you aren't someone who regularly undertakes spring cleaning, consider tackling it this year," said D...

    It's that time of year when flowers and trees bloom freely and pollen makes the lives of many miserable. But new research reveals a hidden risk: It could also make you more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

    COVID-19 infection rates waxed and waned with pollen counts in 2020, according to tracking data gathered across 31 countries in every corner of the globe.

    "Airborne pollen can pa...

    For millions of Americans, sneezing, coughing, runny noses, itchy eyes and congestion are sure signs that spring is on the way.

    The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has advice for coping with these classic hay fever symptoms. It recently published a guideline for health care providers caring for patients with these dreaded seasonal allergies.

    "The guideline...

    If you suffer the itchy, sneezy, wheezy consequences of seasonal allergies, you're probably painfully aware that pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer than ever.

    It's an upshot of climate change, and new research from Germany offers an explanation for this extended sneezin' season: Pollen is on the move, with early blooming spores now wafting across traditional locales and ...