Spring can be known as a time of rebirth.
After a long winter where everything is hibernating and often covered in a blanket of snow, spring can provide people with the hope that better things are on the way.
Unfortunately, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 50 million people in the United States suffer from nasal allergies. For this group of people, spring can mean a season of sneezing and wheezing.
Luckily, there is a wealth of information available about allergies. However, not all information is true and can even be misleading.
Dr. Matthew Oliverio of Oliverio Ear Nose & Throat Inc., in Uniontown and Dr. Nikhil Dave of Allergy and Asthma Care in Charleroi were able to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to seasonal allergies.
True or False: Allergies can be developed
at any age.
True. Allergies can develop when the bodys immune system mistakes an otherwise harmless substance like pollen or animal dander as something that is harmful, explained Oliverio. This can happen at any age.
True or False: Some days are worse for allergy sufferers than others.
True. Yes, depending on what you are allergic to and how sensitive ...