The ‘Pollen Allergy’ Category

Eye Allergies Caused by Ragweed, Pollen

Eye AllergiesThe Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is raising awareness of treatment for eye allergy sufferers as the Fall allergy season begins with a brochure full of advice.

Each fall according to AAFA, ragweeds begin their annual release of pollen grains into the atmostphere and these grains can travel to the human eye in addition to the nasal passages, and lungs. Common manifestations of eye allergies include tearing, itchiness, swelling and burning. For any eye allergy sufferer, this threatens to undermine one’s attention to detail and performance during the day.

Mike Tringale from the AAFA says, “Of Americans who are allergic to pollen-producing plants, 75 percent are allergic to ragweed.”

No wonder so many Americans have the need to find relief for the eye allergens.

Contact lens-wearing people who are affected by eye allergies may have particular interest in finding anything that will bring relief even if no known cure is currently available.

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Fall Allergy Season: Top 10 Cities for Allergies

Top 10 Allergy Cities ListThe Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has announced its Fall 2008 10 Worst Cities to live in for allergy suffers.

As ABC News details, the list is created with one purpose in mind – help allergy sufferers determine where not to live.

At the top of this year’s list is Greensboro, North Carolina which, with its potent combination of high pollen count, large number of allergy medications prescribed, and area allergy experts, outdistanced runners-up Greenville, South Carolina, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Harold Nelson, an allergist at National Jewish Health, in Denver, Colorado, told ABC that ragweed, a common source of allergies, can affect sensitive nasal passages at different times in Fall and depends on the changing temperatures.

For Greensboro residents, it doesn’t help that weeds and mold are usually very active in the Fall in addition to the ragweed.

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