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April 2016 Newsletter

Another “Worst Pollen Season” Ever Predicted

Although we officially welcomed spring back into our lives last month, for some of us, it felt like spring had arrived early…as in a few months ago. For those who have been experiencing the tell-tale signs of spring allergy symptoms, there was no welcome wagon for the warm weather. Why is this happening you ask? Due to El Nino and the warmer weather patterns, flowers and plants bloomed early this year and released heavier pollen counts than ever.

So what does this mean for you? Prevention and awareness will determine how severe your allergy symptoms are this spring, so before your symptoms escalate on the verge of unbearable, be sure to speak with your allergist on ways that you can create a more enjoyable spring this year.


Deciphering “May Contain”

When reading the caution labels on the back of packages, do they leave you scratching your head and more confused than confident? If so, you are not alone and there is help!

Aside from labeling the obvious ingredients that are found in the packaged good, you can now find additional information, such as other allergenic food that may have come into contact with the product. But something to keep in mind is that advisory labels are not required under labeling regulations in the United States, so if you have any questions, it’s best to contact the manufacturer directly.


When Nighttime Coughing Keeps you Awake

After a long day, almost nothing is more peaceful than resting your head on your pillow at night, but if constant coughing is causing a disruption to your dreamy bliss, it’s time to learn what may be causing those symptoms.

Nighttime coughing may be due to sinusitis, acid reflux or even asthma, so if coughing is keeping you awake, it may be time to see your doctor.