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AAFA on The Daily Buzz 2011
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Brace Yourselves, Spring Is Coming

AAFA Community Services ·
You may still see snow where you live, but don't be fooled: spring is just around the corner. If you have a pollen allergy , get ready now and start your treatment plan. Start taking allergy medicine before pollen season begins. Most allergy medicines work best when taken this way. This allows the medicine to prevent your body from releasing histamine and other chemicals that cause your symptoms. Tree pollen already elevated in Southern U.S. Map will spread northward in coming weeks. Start...
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Tips for Coping With Spring Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
After a long, cold winter, nothing feels better than spending time outside in the warm spring sun – unless you have allergies. Follow these tips to manage your spring pollen allergies.
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Ragweed Woes: How to Win Against One of Pollen’s Worst Offenders

AAFA Community Services ·
Say “ragweed” in a crowded room and you’re sure to hear some groans. Why? Because ragweed is the most common weed pollen allergy, affecting 10 to 20 percent of Americans. If you have a ragweed pollen allergy, you may already have “hay fever” symptoms. Ragweed pollen season peaks in August and September in most parts of the United States, especially in Eastern and Midwestern states.
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Peter Prakke ·
Very early spring observation in your garden. There are many questions at this time of the year about pollen in the garden - park or schoolyard. How can I find out, the difference between a male (pollen producing) shrub or tree and female shrub or tree ? MALE flowers in early spring are YELLOWISH and the FEMALE flowers are RED . The flowers are in clusters during very early spring, before the leaves develop .
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Can Birch Trees Trigger Food Allergies?

AAFA Community Services ·
Birch trees are known for their tall, thin trunks and white bark. But did you know they trigger a lot of allergy symptoms for much of the population each spring? These allergy symptoms can range from nasal symptoms, like sneezing and a stuffy nose, to the lesser-known oral allergy syndrome (OAS).
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Re: Can Birch Trees Trigger Food Allergies?

Peter Prakke ·
We can expect an abundance of cross-reactivity of Birch tree pollen, with other trees such as, the alder (Alnus glutinosa) - hazel (Corylus avellana) or hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) are examples, this year because of the changes in our environmental temperatures. Food cross-reactivity of Birch and apples are known, but..... there are many more. See your Dr. or Allergist for up-to-date information. Sue C. Killian wrote an excellent book about allergy and cross-reactivity.
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Re: 3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

K8sMom2002 ·
Good point, Peach! In years past, during our Easter service, our congregation was encouraged to purchase Easter lilies to honor the memory of a loved one.
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Re: 3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

Peach ·
During religious services, don't forget the effect that blooming flowers such as lilies has upon people with allergies.
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3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

AAFA Community Services ·
3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Maxmakc ·
Since 2010 some 300 Salt Rooms, which offer natural Salt Room Therapy, have opening in the USA. Developed by Russian pulmonologists in the mid 1990s, this therapy can greatly help with allergies, asthma and more. It's not a quick fix, and most doctors in the USA are not familiar with it yet, so be proactive and research this one yourself.
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Smart Gardening: Tips for an Allergy-Friendly Garden

AAFA Community Services ·
If you have asthma or allergies, you don’t have to decorate your yard with stones and concrete. There are many plants you can use in your home garden that won’t affect your allergies. You can choose from several flowers, shrubs, trees and more.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
Oh nooooo i love sunflowers when i planted them last year and again this year in my yard!!!
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

JanetTignor ·
Great information.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

K8sMom2002 ·
Marie, could you tell a difference or a reaction from the sunflowers? It could be that you are okay with them. My DD is allergic to some things, but does okay with some plants or other allergens that are related. Could you talk to your doc about whether sunflowers would be a problem for you in particular?
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

K8sMom2002 ·
Those are beautiful sunflowers! I hope they didn't aggravate your asthma! And I'm sure that squirrel enjoyed a tasty treat.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
If you make the picture bigger you can see the squirrel having a meal
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
K8SMOM2002 Last fall undecided to dry the flowers so I cut them before the birds and squirrel could get at them. Oh my word I didn't realize how much pollen was in them. So I won't be drying them this year but I will plant the seeds again next year will just have to buy them.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
When i got home today one plant was broken in half and another is laying on the ground and there are seeds all over the side walk, so think they are having a good time. I'm not going to have a good time cleaning up their mess....lol...
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Melissa G ·
They are beautiful Marie! The squirrels have a field day in our front flower bed.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA Janet! How long have you been dealing with asthma/allergies?
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Re: 2018 Fall Allergy Capitals Report: Is Your City on Our List?

pinkladycha ·
I’m glad Atlanta isn’t on the list
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2018 Fall Allergy Capitals Report: Is Your City on Our List?

AAFA Community Services ·
Ragweed and other fall allergens are found throughout the U.S., but some areas feel the effects more than others. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Fall Allergy Capitals™ report.
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Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

AAFA Community Services ·
When spring allergy season first starts, causing you to sniffle and sneeze, tree pollen is to blame. Trees start producing pollen as early as January in the Southern U.S. Many trees keep producing pollen through June. What Are the Symptoms of a Tree Pollen Allergy? Pollen allergy symptoms are commonly called “hay fever.” Pollen released by trees, as well as grasses and weeds, cause these symptoms. They include: Runny nose and mucus production Sneezing Itchy nose, eyes, ears and mouth Stuffy...
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2018 Spring Allergies Capitals Report: How Does Your City Rank?

AAFA Community Services ·
As many in the U.S. put away their winter coats, they pull out the allergy medicines. The onslaught of pollen that comes each spring affects millions of Americans with seasonal allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report that ranks the top 100 cities in the nation for spring allergies
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2019 Spring Allergy Capitals: See If Your City Made Our List

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report to look at why some locations are more affected than others. Our report ranks the top 100 cities in the nation for spring allergies.
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Re: How Does Rain Affect Pollen Levels?

KoreyAusTex ·
Yeah, tell that to my allergies 3-4 days after it rains. We might possibly be saying the same thing.
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Re: How Does Rain Affect Pollen Levels?

K8sMom2002 ·
KoreyAusTex, do you have allergies to mold or dust mites? Humidity from rains can cause mold spores to climb and dust mites to increase. Do you have more trouble indoors or out?
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Tips for Preventing Allergic Reactions to Tree and Grass Pollen

AAFA Community Services ·
Trees start producing pollen in the southern U.S. as early as January. Many trees throughout the country keep producing pollen through June. Both tree and grass pollen is very lightweight. Wind can carry it up to 500 miles. It may be hard to avoid tree and grass pollen, but you can reduce your exposure with these tips.
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Re: Tips for Preventing Allergic Reactions to Tree and Grass Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
I am glad that you posted this information. Thank you. It is very helpful. My neighbors planted 2 aspen trees in the middle of our property boundaries. The trees are now taller than my house. I am concerned about my sensitivity this Spring. I will speak to my immunologist about this. Maybe we can be pro active and prevent some problems! ☺
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Climate Change and Your Health

AAFA Community Services ·
Extreme weather, wildfires and coastal flooding are some of the visible impacts of climate change happening today. But did you know that climate change can also affect your allergies and allergic asthma?
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you for sharing a window into your world, Deb! You are an absolutely amazing member of our Asthma and Allergic Disease Support Online Community !
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thank you, Cynthia, for your never-ending helpful advice! I am happy and proud to be a member of this wonderful community! ☺
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Shea ·
Thank you for sharing Debbie and thank you aafa for highlighting this importabt topic. I was just reading about a study done by USC in which the air pollution declined 20 percent over a 20 year period and it corresponded with a 20 percent decline in new cases of children's asthma-- which provides strong circumstantial evidence that reducing air pollution reduces illness. We are all sharing the air. I try very hard to limit travel to necessity only, drive a car with good gas mileage, and buy...
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thank you Shea, for your concern in this matter. It certainly is an important issue. We should all do our best to try and eliminate air pollution!
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Monique148 ·
Natural nasal barriers also can be effective and can be used with existing medication such as nasal sprays and anti-histamines. They are applied at the base of the nostrils and trap the allergens - pollen etc. They are extremely safe but you should still consult with your doctor before using them.
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums Monique! What are your allergy triggers?
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Monique148 ·
Hi Melissa, Thanks for asking My allergy triggers are tree pollen, grass pollen, dust and mold spores. I have used a natural nasal barrier with great effect for the dust and mold and it is now working well for my spring allergies.
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New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

AAFA Community Services ·
Four years ago, Deborah Bartlett of New Haven, Connecticut (overall #11 on Asthma Capitals), was diagnosed with severe persistent asthma. Combined with her pollen and mold allergies, as well as COPD, breathing can be a real challenge.
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7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

AAFA Community Services ·
Did you know pollen might be responsible for your food allergy? If your mouth or throat itch when you eat certain fruit or vegetables, you could have oral allergy syndrome (OAS). And you would have a pollen allergy to thank for that.
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

BenR ·
The last column isn’t being over lapped by all the boxes . This happens to me when I have mango , pineapple and tomatoes it’s only during certain seasons. I’m allergic to grass , willow tree, ragweed . I’m also allergic to latex which can have cross reactions as well . Such as with the skin of some Mellon’s and avocado .
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Emelina ·
Thank you for sharing this information. My allergist mentioned OAS but I didn’t quite understand. This article is great. Now I understand why peach salsa makes my mouth feel odd!
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