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Allergy causes and relief
Allergy causes and relief

Is this you? 

Not surprising since we’re dealing with allergy season!

There may not be a cure yet for allergies, but there are several smartphone apps that will help you track your symptoms, check the pollen count, and provide tips for better managing your allergies. 

Here’s a few:

Pollen.com’s Allergy Alert for Android and iPhone.
Zyrtec’s AllergyCast for Android and iPhone.
Sinus Allergy Pro for iPhone.
Allergy ID for iPhone.
Allergy Tracker for Android.

When allergies flare up, it’s obviously best to stay inside, away from all the pollen in the air…but there are some triggers you may not be aware of…here’s a few from DoctorOz.com

Eating Certain Fruits and Nuts.  When pollen counts are high, it can cause an allergic reaction called pollen-food allergy syndrome.  

Basically, your body becomes extra sensitive, and can’t tell the difference between pollen and the proteins in the fruit.  For example, if you’re allergic to the pollen from birch trees, you can have a reaction to apples, carrots, celery, peaches, cherries, and pears.  Pealing them usually solves the problem.

Most nuts are fine, but hazelnuts can also cause a reaction.  And if you’re allergic to grass clippings, eating tomatoes can trigger an allergy.

Getting Drunk.  Research has shown that more than one drink per day can lead to more serious allergies than normal.  They aren’t sure why, but it’s possibly because of how alcohol messes with your immune system.

Being a Cheapskate.  You’ve probably heard this, but most allergy medications work best if you take them BEFORE you have symptoms.  But a lot of people don’t, because taking a pill every day gets too expensive.

If that’s the case, the best thing to do is pay attention to your local pollen report and when there’s going to be a lot of pollen in the air, take a pill.

Hope you get some relief this year!

D&J

 

 

(DoctorOz.com)

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