Six Remedies to Help Combat Your Allergies

Allergy season is thankfully slipping away. While the memory is fresh, take charge of next year’s misery by testing the waters these with six homeopathic remedies for ragweed and hay fever.

1. Dulcamara
Solanum dulcamara, a.k.a. “bittersweet,” is a herb that’s good for those whose allergies cause them to feel chills, react strongly to damp conditions, experience aches and pains, and even have some anxious symptoms. Continue reading

Allergy Season Welcomes Pollen Catching Machine

For allergy sufferers, April fool’s Day means something better than a good laugh. It means the start of the daily Gottlieb Allergy Count, a helpful predictor of how they should manage their symptoms.

On Friday, April 1, at 5 a.m., Dr. Joseph Leija, an allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, will climb the stairs to the rooftop of the Gottlieb Professional Building in Melrose Park where he maintains a special pollen-catching machine. As he has for the past decade, Dr. Leija will carry samples down to his office, which he will examine under a microscope and formulate the official allergy count for the Midwest. He will do this every business day for the next six months through October, the end of the pollen-reporting season.

“It has been a very wet winter so there will be many  Continue reading