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    How Weather Impacts Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

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    Seasonal allergies symptoms, such as sinus congestion, sneezing, itching and sniffling, can all deter you from completing every-day tasks. While over-the-counter drugs can offer temporary relief, understanding the role the weather plays in how you feel can actually help you gain control of your symptoms on a daily basis.

    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Aeroallergens such as dust, ragweed, pollen and mold impact half of all Americans, and treatment for allergies in the U.S. costs $21 billion annually."

    Changing climates often lead to an increase in production and dispersion of allergens. Spikes in temperatures favor the production of pollen; conversely, rain helps rid the air of these allergens for a brief period of time.

    This sort of information could help the millions of Americans who suffer with seasonal allergies determine which days would be best for outdoor activities. If you suffer from allergies, you could greatly benefit from the Accuweather.com seasonal allergy page that features a personalized allergy forecast. For more information, be sure to check out this week's Health Front.

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