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Harsh Winter Weather A Mixed Blessing When It Comes To Allergies

The frigid, snowy winter might help delay allergy season this spring, but mold and pollen problems could be worse than usual once allergy season is underway.

03/10/2014

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Healthwatch: Pills Could Replace Shots For Grass Pollen Allergies

For some people, weekly trips to the doctor for shots to treat their allergies are just as bad as the allergies themselves. But there could be a major change soon in the way serious allergies are being treated.

01/22/2014

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‘Tis The Season For Holiday Allergies

(CBS) – Grass isn’t growing and flowers aren’t blooming. So, what’s causing your sneezing and sniffling this time of year? It could be your holiday decorations, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports. For Kevin McCracken, Christmas […]

12/20/2013

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Durbin, Kirk Bill To Help Schoolchildren Who Suffer From Allergies

Both U.S. Senators from Illinois were at Lurie Children’s Hospital today to talk about their bill – expected to become law soon – to help schoolchildren who suffer from life-threatening allergies.

11/10/2013

Antihistamines & Decongestants

Hay Fever Season Sets In; How To Protect Yourself

Hay fever season began on Aug. 8 and lasts for six weeks.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2013

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Experts: Allergy Season Getting Longer

If you’re suffering from awful allergies this year, you’re not alone. New research shows why this is happening and predicts things will only get worse, reports CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan in Healthwatch.

08/12/2013

Antihistamines & Decongestants

Allergy Season Is Here, And Likely Will Be As Bad As Last Year

This spring is shaping up as a red-eyed, congested allergy season – on a par with last year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/10/2013

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Pollen Heavier Than Usual This Spring

Have you noticed it? Something in the air, making your eyes scratchy, your nose runny and your attitude pretty lousy? CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

05/06/2013

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Bloom Of Spring Also Brings Allergy Season With It

If you’ve felt your allergies kicking in, well, it’s that time of year. The latest readings show elevated amounts of grass and weed pollen, and mold.

CBS 2–05/01/2013

Doctors In Chicago Work To Make Kids Less Sensitive To Food Allergies

Medical researchers from around the world, and here in Chicago, are working on ways to make children less sensitive to the foods they’re allergic to.

02/20/2013

Stewart Thompson gets treated for food allergies. (CBS)

New Approach To Food Allergies: Build Up Tolerance

A north suburban doctor says she has the answer for food allergies: drops of the food that could kill someone placed under the tongue.

10/25/2012

Antihistamines & Decongestants

This Week Is One Of The Year’s Worst For Allergies, Doctor Says

It may still seem like summer for all intents and purposes, but fall allergy season is in full swing.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2012

Vials of allergenic samples used for allergy scratch tests. (Credit: CBS)

Extremely High Mold Count Has Allergy Sufferers Feeling Miserable

The enjoyable temperatures and sunny skies lately have been a welcome respite from the heat wave Chicago went through last month, but another factor in our recent weather has been making plenty of people sick.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

‘Dangerously High’ Tree Pollen Makes For Miserable Allergies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people. Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen […]

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Warm Winter Likely Means Early Onset Of Spring Allergies

If you’re inclined to allergies, you might have to pull out the hankies a couple of weeks earlier than usual.

02/28/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Mild Winter Could Lead To Early Allergy Season

The next time you think you’re suffering from a cold or the flu, your real problem might be this mild winter. Seasonal allergies are expected to start earlier this year.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Schools can now stock "epipens" for food-allergy emergencies. (CBS)

Chicago Public Schools To Begin Stocking Epipens

The Chicago Public Schools plan to begin keeping medication on hand to treat allergic reactions that could prove deadly to students.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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Northwestern Researching Possible Solution For Peanut Allergies

Nut or peanut allergies can be life threatening. Now, research from Northwestern University is offering hope for the nearly 2 million people nationwide who suffer from this type of allergy.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Laura Glynn of Chicago undergoes acupuncture treatment for allergies. (Credit: CBS)

Some Turning To Acupuncture For Allergy Relief

The watery eyes, the sneezing, the itchy skin; the list goes on if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Maybe you’ve tried allergy shots or prescription medication. Some people have been getting relief from a way you may not have thought of – acupuncture.

CBS 2–09/13/2011

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New State Law Allows Schools To Stock Emergency Allergy Medicine

Illinois school children with potentially fatal allergies will be able to get help faster thanks to a new state law.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

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