May flowers often aren’t the only thing blooming after April showers. Springtime allergens from tree pollen, grasses and weeds can wreak havoc on children’s allergies causing severe allergy symptoms. “Interestingly, it’s a misconception that flowers cause springtime allergens,” said Dr. Lisa Sammon, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “Flowers don’t release pollen […]
It’s that time of year, again. No, not gift-giving season; rather it’s allergy season. From April to October many children suffer from seasonal allergies, which often bring sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose and itchy, puffy eyes. If you’ve noticed that daily dose of antihistamine, nose spray and eye drops aren’t working as good as they did […]
Like many people who suffer from seasonal allergies, Sheli Snyder and her 6-year-old son, Colten, are affected by both molds and ragweed. But they no longer turn to daily allergy medications for relief. They get allergy shots instead.
While they aren’t a cure, allergy shots can reduce or eliminate the need for daily, long-term allergy medications in children. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Rajeev Kishore, the director of allergy/immunology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses who may be a candidate for this allergy treatment alternative.
Northeast Ohio’s late spring could create tough conditions for seasonal allergy sufferers. Late-blooming plants will create an abundance of pollen to make up for the delayed start of the season.