Got Allergies? Don’t Live Here

There’s the old saying that you can be happy anywhere, but if you suffer from allergies, that may be easier said than done. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks cities that are the most challenging for allergy sufferers to live in.   The...

Can I Afford Allergy Treatment?

Our health should be a paramount concern, but the bottom line is, most of us don’t have unlimited funds with which to address our health concerns. Thus, in matters that aren’t life-threatening (such as allergies), we may limp along without treatment because we simply...

Want a Pet… but Not the Allergies that Come With It?

Roughly one in every 10 Americans has pet allergies. Both cats and dogs cause allergies, but cats are twice as likely to cause them as dogs are. The Source of the Allergy Many people think that a pet’s fur is the allergy trigger. However, the source of the allergy is...

Dealing with Itchy Eyes

You know the feeling—spring hits, your eyelids get puffy, and your eyes start to water and itch so badly that it’s almost unbearable. Your eyes may also make mucus that accumulates on your eyeball, obscuring your vision. The mucus may build up at night, leaving you...

What’s Causing My Hives?

One of the telltale signs of an allergic reaction is inflammation. When the lining of the nose swells, you get nasal congestion. When the throat swells, you get wheezing. When the skin swells, you get rashes such as eczema and hives. Hives are one of the more common...