Is Your Christmas Tree Stirring up Your Allergies?

Fall allergies have died down, and spring allergies have not yet hit. So why are you feeling miserable? Although winter is not typically as allergenic as other seasons, it does present a number of triggers, and some of those are brought on by holiday traditions. Did...

Is This a Cold, Flu or Allergies?

As the temperatures drop, we spend more time indoors, allowing us to share germs more easily. Close contact puts us in each other’s “breathing zone,” which is the three to six-foot radius that facilitates the spreading of respiratory viruses. In addition to increased...

A Link Between Autism and Food Allergies

As we head into the holidays, food is everywhere—from the Thanksgiving table to holiday parties to food gifts from neighbors and friends. But an increasing number of people are dealing with food allergies, changing the way we cook and eat. Though it’s unclear what...

Great Websites for Allergen-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is coming, bringing an opportunity to enjoy food and family. But food allergies can drain some of the excitement out of the holiday. If you or someone you love has food allergies, check out these websites devoted to allergen-free cooking and other...

The Problem with Allergy Drugs

The symptoms are unmistakable: a scratchy throat, a runny or stuffed-up nose, itchy eyes. Allergies have struck! When you feel yourself descending into another valley of allergic misery, your first instinct might be to reach for an antihistamine or decongestant. Those...