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Seasonal Allergies – Frequently Asked Questions Resolved

Seasonal Allergies – Frequently Asked Questions Resolved
  Can seasonal allergies cause acne?   No. But they can stimulate an acne tendency. Acne is a pore problem, but if allergies irritate the skin (your skin can be allergic, just like your eyes or throat), cellular debris will build up faster. So, no, but indirectly…yes.   What do seasonal allergies feel like?   Since seasonal allergies are a group of conditions, there can be any combination of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, itchy throat, itchy ears, poor sleep at night, and itchy eyes.   When does spring allergy season end?, when is allergy season in my particular area? When does it end?   The following map can help you determine whether allergy season has kicked in your particular area in the United States. This tool is hosted in WebMD.    Source: https://symptoms.webmd.com/seasonal-allergy-map-tool/default.htm      This other map can help you determine if allergy season has started in your provi ...

Allergies: Genetic or Environmental? Our Immune System Says

Allergies: Genetic or Environmental? Our Immune System Says
Granting Immunity   Safe from harm: this is the prime directive for the immune system. This system in the body is not perfect, but it’s pretty good. Automatically, spontaneously, vigilantly, and mindlessly, this system monitors the body for enemies—domestic and foreign—for credible threats, expertly ignoring the innocent and relentlessly pursuing the dangerous. At least, in a perfect world.   If the immune system is so good at what it does, why is my nose running? As stated above, it’s not perfect. We live in a much cluttered world. Any deep breath indoors is liable to take into the body dust motes of insect parts, insect waste, dirt, dead skin from others, viral particles, fungus, bacteria, and particulate pollution from cooking and smoke.1 Go outdoors and one inhales pollen, diesel pollution and other smog, dust, burn soot, a variety of microorganisms, and even burnt meteorite particles.2 But where does the immune system draw the line be ...

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