5 Facts About Allergies

In today’s edition of the U-T San Diego, Erinn Hutkin has laid out the five things you need to know about allergies. Quoting Dr. Kusum Sharma of San Diego’s AKANE Institute for Allergy, Asthma, and Sleep Medicine, she explains that San Diego’s unique weather pattern creates a nearly never-ending allergy season, but there are many things you can do to lessen your symptoms. Make sure to consult your physician for the best allergy treatment options for you. For a full list of Allergy and Immunology specialists in your area, please click here.

ALLERGIES: 5 Things to Know

By Erinn Hutkin, Special to U-T San Diego May 27, 2014

Here are five things to know about allergies:

1. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans — or one in five — suffer from all types of allergies. This includes indoor/outdoor allergies, food and drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. The prevalence of allergies has been increasing since the early 1980s among all ages, genders and races. Allergies are the fifth-leading chronic disease in the United States among all age groups and the third most common chronic disease among children under age 18. Click here to read more… Original Post By: U-T San Diego

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