By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Oh no! It’s that time of year! You know, cold and flu season. You carry tissues around everywhere because your nose is so runny, all of the time! You are constantly thinking that you must be coming down with something-ugh! Well you are kind of right- about one thing, it is that time of year. It‘s the season of runny noses and some of them are from colds sure, but not all of them. Some of those runny noses can be caused by environmental allergies which give you similar symptoms as a cold does!
So, how can you really know whether you are actually fighting a cold or suffering from environmental allergies? Timing is a big clue on whether or not you have a cold or allergies. A cold can last from several days and symptoms can last up to 2 weeks for some people . Allergies on the other hand can last for days, weeks or even for several months. The timing depends on the allergy trigger’s presence. Colds are contagious and allergies are not, but allergies can be genetic. If both parents have allergies the child will have a 7 in 10 chance of developing allergies too. The challenge for people with allergies is that the triggers can be different for each person. One family member may be allergic to pollen and another family member may be allergic to the dog or cat. One helpful thing is to find out whether or not you do have allergies and exactly which triggers your immune system is reacting to.
Don’t suffer another season from a runny nose, raw sores under your nostrils from constantly blowing your nose or from the awkward times that you constantly have to blow your nose in public. Find out for sure what you are allergic to with our allergy test kit and find out how you can manage your symptoms better this year! When you order our test kit it will be sent directly to you. All you have to do is get your blood drawn (which we will tell you where the closest lab is for you) and you will receive your results shortly after you have sent your sample to our lab. You can also email our office for protocol / supplement guidance if you turn out to have allergies to one or more items.
Get ready to breath clearly and feel great! This could be your best season yet!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Environment (Inhalant) Allergies test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test kit results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.