How To Handle Hay Fever

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The birds are singing, the sun is shining — and for many that means sniffling, sneezing and suffering. Can science shed any light on how to manage seasonal allergies? Allergy experts sort fact from folklore, explain the science behind pollen counts and suggest remedies.


Michael Kaliner, professor of medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine; medical director, Institute for Asthma and Allergy, Chevy Chase, Md.

Calman Prussin, chief, Lymphocyte Biology Section, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases; investigator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Jay Portnoy, former president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; chief, section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Mo.



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