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Spring Time: When Allergies Are At Their Worst

April 15, 20159 min
The spring season is here and with it brings the hated allergies.Allergies are caused by the body’s reaction to substances called “allergens,” which trigger the immune system to react to harmless substances as though they were attacking the body.Some allergies are easy to identify by the pattern of symptoms that follows exposure to a particular substance. But others are subtler, and may masquerade as other conditions.Some common clues that could lead you to suspect your child may have an allergy are runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, throat clearing and nose rubbing.Jen Kim, MD is here to discuss spring allergies, how to diagnose and treat these dreaded allergy symptoms. 

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