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I don't have asthma. How can I breathe easier during ragweed season especially outside? FYI I can't get to an allergist.

I don't have asthma. How can I breathe easier during ragweed season especially outside? FYI I can't get to an allergist.

Congestion?: You may try an antihistamine-decongestant combination and/or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ spray which is now OTC- the latter takes several days to work well but is likely more effective in the long run. If the symptoms are not controlled by the above, consider running a HEPA filter or AC in the bedroom as a temporary measure (not usually practical for the whole house) . Can't you find an allergist in Portland ...Read more

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When does ragweed allergy season end?

When does ragweed allergy season end?

Ragweed season: Depends on the part of the country you're in. Generally, however, it runs from mid-july until the first hard frost. ...Read more

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When does the ragweed allergy season start and end in california?

When does the ragweed allergy season start and end in california?

Don't worry about it: I don't know if any body has taken it over the rockies. But it is not supposed to be in california. If some body did take it over then it should still bloom around august 15th .In areas of no frost in southern california, it would behave like in southern florida where it blooms again in the end of april. ...Read more

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It's ragweed allergy season. How do you prevent yourself from the suffering allergies induce?

It's ragweed allergy season. How do you prevent yourself from the suffering allergies induce?

Ragweed: It is a little early for ragweed but fall will be here soon. Immunotherapy to build a new resistance against ragweed works best for prevention since allergy is a hereditary disease. ...Read more

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Should my diet change season to season?

Should my diet change season to season?

Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in the winter. Ones calorie requires may vary by the season as usually people are more physically active in the summer as opposed to winter. ...Read more

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Is there a season when more people get sick?

Is there a season when more people get sick?

Flu seasaon: Late fall/winter is the flu season in america, often resulting in increased sicknesses seen. Recommended that all people over 6 months old get a flu shot, unless otherwise contraindicated in individual cases. ...Read more

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What diet should one follow in summer season?

What diet should one follow in summer season?

Organic produce: One filled with vegetables and fruits that are in season. Organic produce that is bought locally can help to ensure freshness. Enjoy mother natures' gifts of the season. ...Read more

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Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Not necessary: You can maintain the same balanced, healthy diet all year round. Nowadays, we can get fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and meat all year around. ...Read more

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I get coughing fits during colder seasons. What should I do?

I get coughing fits during colder seasons. What should I do?

See doctor...: There are many possible causes of this including bronchospasm, infection of the airways due to bacteria or virus, GERD, post-nasal drip, or even a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on the cause so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP!! ...Read more

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What do you advise if i swam an entire swim season. Practice that even happen?

What do you advise if i swam an entire swim season. Practice that even happen?

Good for you: I hope you enjoyed the sport and will keep it up -- old football players go to seed, but swmming is a plan for lifelong fitness. What's your question? ...Read more

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Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)

Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)

Not Really: Humans live in artificial environments most of the time; we heat our homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. Our "seasons" are not what our ancestors lived through. That said, if we are less active in the winter and more active in the summer, then yes, our bodies will change, but it's due to that phenomenon, not the seasons themselves. ...Read more

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Do kids feel hotter than adults when its hot and colder than adults when its cold? Why are children more likely to fall sick in changing seasons?

Ask one at a time.: Do kids feel hotter when it's hot? No. Do kids feel colder when it's cold? No. It's an individual thing; some people tolerated higher or lower temperatures better than others. The very young and very old tend to be more susceptible to the effects of extreme heat and cold than people in the middle, but once again this is an individual thing, and doesn't mean they "feel" hotter or colder. ...Read more

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During summer season my body surfaces which are directly visible to sunlight is foundvery rough.For that I am using halobet ointment.Is it advisable.

During summer season my body surfaces which are directly visible to sunlight is foundvery rough.For that I am using halobet ointment.Is it advisable.

NO: U r potentially causing more damage to your skin: halobet is super-high potency corticosteroid for severe inflammatory conditions of skin (like psoriasis); prolonged use can thin the skin & create steroid acne. For dry skin due to sun exposure, use daily moisturizer and sunscreen to prevent further skin damage & wear protective clothing if out in sun much (hat, long sleeves, long pants). ...Read more

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How can I get in shape for tennis season?

USTA TP: Found a USTA tennis training program here: https://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Sport-Science/249182_Strength_Training_and_Conditioning_for_Tennis/ ...Read more

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How can I body detox after holiday season?

How can I body detox after holiday season?

Go exercise: Your body actually detoxifies itself. I'm glad you're focused on recovering after perhaps overindulging in food and maybe alcohol. But none of the disgusting concoctions that people will try to sell you will help you any near as much as getting back into the fitness-focused lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. You know this is the truth -- give your body what it deserves. ...Read more

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During which season is malaria most common?

During which season is malaria most common?

Let it rain: Malaria is most common during the rainy season. This is due to the high spike in mosquitos when it is wet, who transmit the parasite that causes malalria. ...Read more