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Springtime comes with an uptick in stuffy noses and scratchy throats, and for many it has nothing to do with COVID-19. There are 19.2 million adults and 5.2 million children in the United States who suffer from seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Knvul Sheikh, New York Times
A yellow cloud of pollen is hovering over central North Carolina. Monday, tree pollen levels in Raleigh reached some of the highest levels of the season.
Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter
Dr. Carmelita Swiner gives insight for people struggling with allergies as we enter the spring season.
Allergies can lead to more than itchy eyes and a runny nose. They can also trigger other significant health issues, such as an asthma attack.
Dust mites, which love plush fabrics, and pet dander are common triggers for allergy symptoms. But don't worry, you won't necessarily have to ship those gifts back to the North Pole -- or Grandma.
IngateyGen has been awarded a $1 million SBIR grant by the National Science Foundation to develop technology that could remove allergens from peanuts.
Spring allergies aren't just rough on people. It can be rough on our pets, too.
The cost of vet treatments can be high as pet allergies take over in the spring.
Spring allergies aren't just rough on many humans, pets often suffer as well.
By Rick Armstrong, WRAL photojournalist
5 On Your Side's Monica Laliberte says there are distinctions between allergies and something more.
The haze that fills the air and yellow dust that cover everything return each spring, but with COVID-19 still around, any sign of illness, like a lingering cough, is reason to take notice.
Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 On Your Side reporter
Masks can help allergy sufferers fight pollen in the spring.
March means we are closer to warmer spring weather as well as the pollen allergies that come with it. More allergy sufferers may save money on medications by using something they probably already own: a good quality mask.
Rick Armstrong, WRAL photojournalist
Dr. Leonor Corsino, an adult endocrinologist at Duke University Hospital, did not get her shot like most health officials did during the first week of the Pfizer rollout. "I was a little bit nervous to be honest," she said.
Many people are allergic to something. Medical studies suggest about 2% of Americans have allergies so severe that they can be deadly.
Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter
Every sniffle and sneeze attracts attention these days, but is it a sign of fall allergies, the flu, or COVID-19? Doctor Frank McGeorge explains what to do if you start suffering symptoms and why the advice will be different this fall, compared to previous years.
Fall is here, which, unfortunately, here in North Carolina often means the resurgence of seasonal allergy symptoms for many kids (and parents!). In the fall around here, ragweed is the most common allergen that can make some kids feel pretty miserable.
Coleen Hanson Smith, Go Ask Mom writer
Working out while dealing with irritating allergy symptoms can be tough. Here are five tips from Purvi Parikh, an allergist with the Allergy & Asthma Network, that will help make your workout routine more bearable.
The Saharan dust is here!
Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL weather executive producer
The CDC says people with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from coronavirus. WRAL's David Crabtree offers details.
Dr. Allen Mask, an urgent care physician, said people who feel sick should look for three major symptoms -- cough, fever and shortness of breath. Those may indicate COVID-19.
Debra Morgan, anchor/reporter, and Rick Armstrong, producer
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -- Capitol Broadcasting Company's editorial cartoonist.
A presentation at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center recently explored ways that animals provide clues to treating humans with the same allergies, and on the other hand, treating allergies in people provides insight into ways to treat animals.
While some people are allergic to real Christmas trees, the greater allergy risk is mold that accumulates on stored ornaments and decorations.