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2 Your Health Spring Allergies in bloom

2 Your Health Spring Allergies in bloom

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Spring is here and so is allergy season. More than half of the American population tests positive to one or more allergies. So, how do you know if you need allergy testing?

Pollen allergy also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis affects about 35 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
 
 Airborne pollen, which allows flowers, trees, bushes and other plants to reproduce, can cause brutal symptoms in these people.;Pollen that is windborne is very dry, said Atlanta horticulturist Mildred Pinnell.
 
 It flows very freely and individual grains fly through the air. That makes it easy for these particles to enter the nasal passages and trigger allergies.
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