Monday, May 11, 2015 01:00 AM

THINK YOU DON'T HAVE ALLERGIES? HERE'S A SIMPLE FLOWCHART TO HELP YOU

Heres an all-too-familiar springtime scenario: The sounds of incessant sneezing and coughing echo throughout your office, and the force with which your coworker blows her nose rattles your desk. Peering over the cubicle wall, you see her swollen eyes and ruddy skin.

Its surprising, then, that after offering to find her an antihistamine or two, your coworker kindly refuses, explaining she doesnt have allergies and it must just be the sniffles.

Really, Cathy? Really? Its the beginning of April and theres an Elm right outside the window and you look like a sneezy, bloated tomato. Why you gotta ignore the allergy-elephant in the room?

Oddly enough, denial is a common, albeit useless, allergy-deterring tactic. But with roughly 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from allergic rhinitis[1], or hay fever, its probably the most likely culprit for Cathys blah-ness.

So if youre starting to wonder if YOU -- an otherwise unbreakable super-human -- might have allergies, check out the useful flowchart below, created in partnership with Clorox[2].

Okay, we hate to break it to you, but you probably have allergies. ...

News source: The Huffington Post

See also: Nashville ENT