Why do some allergies get worse in Autumn?

For those who suffer from various allergies, it is often a mystery why their condition becomes heightened during the autumn months. While most are aware that pollen causes heightened allergic reactions in spring, autumn also brings its own perils for those who suffer from allergies. In the fall, the most widespread allergy is ragweed, which [...]

Eye Allergies

Allergies can take on many different shapes and forms. They may cause you to have a runny nose, they may make your throat feel closed up, they may even cause asthma, and they can give you itchy, red, watery eyes. People all react differently to the various allergens that we live with on a daily [...]

Nasal Drip … Is It Cold or an Allergy?

When the seasons change a lot of people are afflicted with a nasal drip. A lot of those people attribute this drip to allergies because it often occurs when the seasons start to change. It may not be, it could actually be a cold. Of course, when people are afflicted with a nasal drip during [...]

Stop Suffering From Spring Allergies

When spring rolls round people seem to pull out the tissues and start to look glum. This is because spring heralds the start of hay fever and a lot of people suffer from that particular affliction. There are some things that you can do to prevent or at least minimize the effect of your allergies [...]

Pollen Forecast: Vancouver, British Columbia

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the trees are growing new leaves. It is spring time and people all over Vancouver are groaning in anticipation of the allergic reactions that spring brings with it. The pollen forecast in Vancouver has been provided by the weather network since 1993. Each and every single [...]

Spring Is Here and So Are The Spring Allergies

Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. The only problem is that along with natural rebirth and renewal comes pollen and along with pollen comes allergies. Let us take a look at some of the most common sources of hay fever causing pollens. Before we do that though, you should know that not all [...]

Look What the Cat/Dog Dragged In

The other day a patient called because he thought he was developing an allergy to his cat.  I asked him to bring in some of his cat’s fur and tested him for cat allergies.  It turns out he wasn’t allergic to his cat … but to the mold attached to his cat’s fur. Cats love [...]

The Most Common Fall Allergies

Come fall, while others are thinking about football, pumpkin pie, Halloween and are busy raking leaves, you may be in a world of misery. You can get help to control your fall allergies. Typical Late Summer and Fall Season Allergies One of the main contributors to late summer and fall allergies is the ragweed plant.  [...]