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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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