For the nearly 45 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the joy of springtime can be significantly dampened. In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergic disease is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the third common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. In fact almost 8% have “hay fever”, another name for seasonal allergies from pollen, grass, blooming plants and molds and many others are also allergic to pets, foods, medications and other substances in our environments.
Nurse Barb, nationally recognized medical expert has advice on how to help get you armed and ready for spring allergy season. She will provide tips on how to minimize your symptoms, different treatment options, and will discuss the misconceptions surrounding allergies and asthma.
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