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Your Seasonal Allergies Explained (And How To Get Relief!)

Your Seasonal Allergies Explained (And How To Get Relief!)

Summer is here! After being cooped up all winter, we want to rush out into the sunshine and take big, cleansing gulps of that precious fresh air.

But for too many of us, those first deep breaths lead to a sneeze. Then another. Then the runny nose and itchy throat.

Allergies plague nearly 10 percent of all Americans, which means that unless you want to spend your summer hopped up on OTC allergy cures, you’ll be staring at the sunshine through a window.

And those are just the seasonal, outdoor allergies. Even more of us have developed food, pet, or chemical allergies.

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re destined to watch the seasons pass by through watery eyes, it could have something to do with where you live, how often you wash your hair, or even how often you do your laundry! There’s also compelling evidence to suggest that unchecked climate change is making allergies worse.

Scroll through the infographic below for some interesting facts about the where and why of seasonal allergies, then keep reading for some unusual natural cures that can help bring you some relief without putting you to sleep!

Cures for allergies in the U.S.[Infographic]

From: Bankrate Insurance’s InsuranceQuotes.com

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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3:35PM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

noted

5:50AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thank you Beth, for Sharing this!

8:44AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

I have really bad
seasonal allergies and its so hard to deal with. Always itching my eyes and having a runny nose!

7:04PM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

have some allergies, usually just take a weekly reactine

7:40PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

thanks

5:20AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thanks.

1:14AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing this.

12:05AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thank you.

11:44PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

thanks for the article

8:52PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

Recently became allergic to the cat that owns me...too bad...there will always be cats in my life and an allergy just isn't big enough to keep me from being a willing human biped servant to the whiskered delight. Am now also allergic to grass, maple, birch and alder pollen. Also too bad, the entire neighbourhood is covered in these trees, not to mention grass and since I spend a great deal of time doing photography on rural roads...well...unless I want to live in a glass bubble...out I go into the wild blue and sometimes stormy blue/thunder cloud yonder to enjoy nature and storm chasing. Deer and bear and everything else as well. Pffffft to allergies, not poetic, not a dignified answer but I am a rebel. So sue me, grammar police...you will never take me alive, I am born free on the rural roads! I am not proofreading either, spending six hours onthe back roads.

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Thank you for sharing

My first baby was a beagle, so I can defintiely identify with the top of this list!

I agree with Judith S. I was expecting more about dogs that tend to "converse" in their own way. (…

LOL They're slow.

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