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Pollen Allergies: The Worst Year in Recent History

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A recent medical journal article reports that a device called “allergy reliever SN-206” was effective in reducing hay fever symptoms. Further studies are recommended.


More pollen in the air this year:

Nasal Sprays:


Acupuncture for allergies:

Chinese herbal medicine for allergies:

Immunotherapy (allergy shots):

New drugs:

Sinus surgery:

Ouwehand AC et al, “Specific probiotics alleviate allergic rhinitis during the birch pollen season”, World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jul 14; 15(26): 3261-8.

Matkovic Z et al, “Efficacy and safety of Astragalus membranaceus in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis”, Phytother Res. 2010 Feb; 24(2): 175-81.

Emberlin JC et al, “Pollen challenge study of a phototherapy device for reducing the symptoms of hay fever”, Curr Med Res Opin 2009 Jul; 25(7):1635-44.

Linda Fugate is a scientist and writer in Austin, Texas. She has a Ph.D. in Physics and an M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Her background includes academic and industrial research in materials science. She currently writes song lyrics and health articles.

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