- There are no cures for allergies. Allergies can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.
- Allergies have a genetic component. If only one parent has allergies of any type, chances are 1 in 3 that each child will have an allergy. If both parents have allergies, it is much more likely (7 in 10) that their children will have allergies.
- More Americans than ever before say they are suffering from allergies. It is among the country's most common, yet often overlooked, diseases.
Friday, April 3, 2009
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America named the 10 most difficult cities to live in for allergy sufferers this spring. Louisville, Kentucky, came in first receiving a total score of 100.00 while Dayton, Ohio, received a score of 92.20, both representing worse than average pollen scores and medications per patient. The study also took into account the number of treatment centers in each city. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, approximately 60 million people in America suffer from asthma and other allergies. Coughing, sneezing, hives, and even death may result from allergies. Here are some facts from the Foundation:
Posted by Frank Thompson at 9:30 AM