When people with seasonal allergies are looking for relief, they usually think about what's in their medicine cabinet — not their backyard. A new workgroup report published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice called, "Landscape plant selection criteria for the allergic patient," guides both patients and doctors on how to reduce allergen exposures around their home and, in turn, reduce their symptoms.
Winter can be tough on skin. Cold temperatures, low humidity and dry indoor heating combine to rob the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and flaky, said Sarah Myers, M.D., dermatologist at Duke University Medical Center, who offers the following tips for winter skin care.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis, spring allergies, is one of the most common allergic conditions in the United States, affecting 35.9 million people. This condition is responsible for approximately 16.7 million office visits to health care providers each year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).