December 25, 2014; 8:40 PM ET
Boston will continue to escape more typical winter cold until next week. more >
The annual surge of sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses for allergy sufferers is only poised to get worse as the climate changes, and new research shows that greenhouse gases have a direct effect on aggravating these problems.
This time of year everyone's attention is on allergies — most importantly, how to stop them in their tracks. I have patients each spring who complain about symptoms while indoors — even though there is no pollen exposure inside.
It may seem surprising that some hay-fever sufferers get an itchy feeling in their mouths, throats and lips when they start to eat certain foods.