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Spring Allergy Season Blooming Early

By February 5, 2013

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With many parts of the United States having a mild winter, and after Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of an early spring, tree pollen allergy season is already on the rise. Spring pollen allergies are usually a result of pollen from trees, which can start pollinating anytime from January to April, depending on the climate and location. Trees that are known to cause severe allergies include oak, olive, elm, birch, ash, hickory, poplar, sycamore, maple, cypress and walnut. While some trees may release pollen to some degree in the fall, elm is the major tree known to pollinate mainly in the fall season. Whether you plan to take over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications or see an allergist -- if you suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms in the spring, now is the time to get ready to combat those symptoms.

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February 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm
(1) Dr. Charles L. Foster says:

Your blog on issues of sinus and allergies is very helpful. I would like to offer your readers some information as well. Sinus and allergy symptoms are auto-immune reactions. As such, addressing immune function is always appropriate. We are learning more all the time how intimate the immune system is interwined (they are inseparable) with the nerve system. Because of this, there is often a role for chiropractic health care as nerve excitement or inhibition of the nerve system often has adverse effects on immune responses. We have seen this repeatedly in practice. If you add in other behavioral changes like diet and supplementation and detoxification/purification many patients will see a dramatic change in sinus health and allergy symptoms. I am a case in point. I submit this article for your review.


Dr. Charles L. Foster
Chiropractor, Rutland VT

February 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm
(2) Latha @ Grove City Allergist says:

Definitely make your appointments early this year with your allergist. They can help give ideas and methods to minimize your allergy suffering.

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