Allergies are common but, unfortunately, so are the myths about them. For all of the scientific research we’ve done into better understanding how allergies work and how to fight them, many people are confused about what to do each spring when they start reaching for the tissues and eye drops.
For instance, do you think flowers are likely to be the root of the problem in those of us with sensitive seasonal allergies? Is local honey really as effective of an allergy remedy as its advocates claim? Is it possible to eliminate your seasonal allergies by simply moving somewhere else?
Did any of those questions make you hesitate or second-guess yourself? In this article, I’d like to answer those questions and more by looking at the...
Allergy season is officially upon us in many parts of the country. Even if you are not yet sneezing or experiencing a runny nose, there is significant benefit to taking action against seasonal allergies before they become overwhelming. This approach is called pretreatment, and many doctors believe this to be the most effective way to keep your allergies in check.
These doctors are not alone because, according to some recent studies, such as one from the University of Cincinnati, getting started earlier with your seasonal allergy relief routine will help limit the effects of histamine in your body as the pollen counts begin their inevitable climb this spring.
How Histamine Works
Instead of being reactive and waiting until your nose is running, eyes are itching, and sinuses...