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Beating fall allergies

Have cold-like symptoms that never seem to go away? Your congestion, running nose, watery eyes and constant sneezing may not be coming from the common cold virus – you could be one of the millions suffering from fall allergies. Goldenrod, curly dock, lamb’s quarters, ragweed, sheep sorrel, and sagebrush all sound like friendly, harmless names but they are actually the pollinating plants causing your seasonal discomfort. Other things like molds and tree pollen can contribute to you getting allergic rhinitis or hay fever.

The fall weed season lasts from mid-August through October. High pollen counts are expected this season as a result of the hot and dry summer. Ragweed pollen is an extremely potent allergen. Experts say that 3.8 million days of work or school are missed each year due to ragweed allergy symptoms. Continue Reading »

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