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ACHOO!

 

Do you find yourself sneezing a lot lately? Do your eyes itch and water? Tree pollen season (March, April and early May) is winding down, and grass pollen season (April, May, and June) is just gearing up.

Allergies are inappropriate immune responses to foreign substances (often proteins). Many people have allergy symptoms in the spring and fall due to allergic reactions to pollen from plants and trees. Check out pollen.com for local and national pollen counts if you have seasonal allergies.

As if suffering from seasonal allergies isn’t bad enough, some teens suffer from such severe food allergies that even kissing can be dangerous.

According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, food allergies have doubled over the past decade, particularly allergic reactions to peanuts.

If you or someone you know has a food allergy or intolerance, check out a cookbook with safe recipes:

                 

Sara Dora, CLP-Hazelwood

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