Fighting Fall Allergies? Bring it. These five tips will make you the victor in your battle against fall allergies

Charlotte, NC – It may seem as though every fall your allergies get the best of you rather than you coming out on top. Sneezing, wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes can leave you feeling run down and defeated.

If it feels as though your allergy symptoms flare up earlier and earlier every year, you’re probably not wrong. Climate change may actually be causing an earlier and longer fall allergy season. In addition, windy days can mean heightened allergy symptoms because wind can carry the pollen from ragweed, grasses and trees up to 100 miles from its source.

Ragweed pollen is the biggest allergy trigger in the fall, and needs to be avoided, along with other allergic triggers like mold and grass pollen. Here are five tips to help you steer clear of your worst allergy foes.

Halloween Doesn’t Have to be a Fright Fest for Kids with Food Allergies: Make Halloween Safe and Fun for Kids with Food Allergies

Boo! Did we scare you? Every year kids start to get excited at least a month before Halloween. But kids with food allergies also get a bit nervous. They worry they might accidentally eat something they shouldn’t, and suffer a severe allergic reaction.

Every year Halloween is a bigger celebration, and every year, parents of kids with food allergies have to think about ways to keep their child safe from potential allergic reactions. About 4-6 percent of children in the United States have a food allergy. And while many kids are good at knowing what they’re allergic to, sometimes there are hidden dangers kids and parents need to be aware of.”

These tips will help you navigate the “tricks” that can arise from allergic responses to “treats.”

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Sneezy

Charlotte, NC – If you or someone you love suffers from seasonal allergies, you might think there’s no need to worry about summertime sneezing, runny noses, or eye irritation. But you’d be wrong. Summer can unfortunately bring as many symptoms to allergy sufferers as spring and fall, leaving your image of running slow motion through a field of green, well, pretty much in the dirt.

The most common allergy triggers during the summer months are grass pollens. In addition, summer brings ragweed, which usually arrives in August, and mold spores, which can irritate those with allergies.

So how can someone with allergies still have summer fun? Following are tips for preventing the “summertime blues” caused by allergy triggers: