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Nothing to Sneeze At: Treating and Preventing Seasonal Allergies

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Aaah-choo! It’s allergy season, and as you may have noticed, this one’s a doozy in our region. As of this morning, Weather.com rates Baltimore as the number two pollen hotspot in the country, closely followed by Washington, DC. The season will eventually pass and with it, seasonal allergies. But allergies are on the rise in developed countries. And scientists say climate change is likely to increase pollen counts and extend the growing season for plants like ragweed. What new developments are on the horizon for treating hay fever? How effective are alternative treatments, like acupuncture? And what can those with allergies do to prevent the seasonal sneezes? Our guest: Dr. Sandra Lin, allergy expert and associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology.

Check out this link with treatment advice. Scroll down to the "For Patients" section.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Andrea no longer works for On The Record.