The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 60
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 60

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SEASONAL ALLERGY UPDATE tfFECT Ever wonder why it seems like your allergies are getting worse during the season? One reason is because your WMAUTUMN LEAVES YOUSNEEMG ANDDRIPHNG For many, gorgeous fall days don't spell the end of the allergy season. In fact, 22 million seasonal allergy sufferers in the United States alone are affected by ragweed—a coarse, hairy plant with small yellow flowers that produces abundant pollen well into the fall. So how body becomes more sensitive to allergens upon can su ff erers rea lly repeated exposure—so less pollen spurs more of a enjoy one of our most chemical reaction in your body. By medicating regu- glorious seasons? larly during the season, you can reduce your body's reaction and wind up feeling more comfortable. "The biggest mistake most people make with antihistamines is not taking the full course of medicine," says Dr William Storms, allergist in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "They take one, feel relieved and don't take more. This leaves them at taking med- the mercy of each new exposure to allergens. They're ication. Here really missing out because ongoing anti/iistamine are a ' ew facts treatment keeps them off the symptom roller- an d tips that coaster." Ask your doctor about how to can help* get the most out of your antihistamine . LICENSE AND REGISTRATION, PLEASE Droplets expelled from super-fast sneezes have been docked at 104 mph. Basically, by learning how to minimize exposure to allergens and See Mf>ortant Offer •^"V Iriside Tea or sympathy? Chamomile tea has long been used to soothe nerves, quiet an upset stomach, or even ease menstrual cramps, thanks to its natural essential oils. When applied topically, chamomile also has an analgesic effect and may cool canker sores or mild skin irritations. So is there a downside to this wonderful herb? Chamomile is closely related to ragweed, both members of the daisy family. If you're allergic to ragweed, there's a good chance chamomile will bother you, too. TONS OF ALLERGIES Number of pollen grains produced by a single ragweed plant every year: 1 billion. Pounds of pollen produced each year by all ragweed plants put together: 500 billion. That's about as much as what 125 million adult elephants would weigh. 96086105/1720N6

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