Tuesday, May 15, 2012
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (acaai.org), pollen is not the only enemy in summer.
I mention this because I have a runny nose—me! A runny nose. So now I am all about this!
First, people with grass allergies can cross-react to summer fruits and veggies. If you feel funny, avoid that food, however “healthy” they tell you it is.
Changes in the weather—temp, humidity--can trigger an asthma attack. Wind spreads pollen and mold, too.
Campfire smoke—you won’t be loving those ghost stories if you get an attack.
Stinging insects can even be life-threatening. Carry your epi pen in summer if you are allergic.
Chlorine—oh, it’s cruel, but the pool could sink you.
It’s not all fun and games out there. Heads up and be cautious.