There are steps you can take to reduce the allergen load in your house and other environments.
Do you ever feel like you or someone you know is constantly coughing, sneezing, or rubbing their eyes? More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, and allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. Both children and adults suffer from asthma and allergic diseases like allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergy and eczema.
Many allergy sufferers use over-the-counter medications to control symptoms. If those don’t work, an allergist can help you create a plan to ease symptoms and live your best life.
Longer growing seasons might be a good thing for farmers and gardeners, but it can mean increased misery for allergy sufferers, as it lengthens the time pollen and mold are present as well. A few simple precautions can make your gardening time more fun and help prevent allergy and asthma symptoms.
Home Allergy Management for Everyone (HOME) is an online tool to educate allergy sufferers on managing indoor allergens. Use HOME to learn about the different types of indoor allergens and to receive room-by-room tips on managing allergies.