In certain seasons, like Spring, pollens and other substances are at high levels. For most, it’s a great time of year to be outside, but for allergy sufferers, well, not so much. Joe Alton, MD,aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, go into detail to tell you the history of allergies (the word didn’t even exist in the year 1900!), what exactly happens in your body during an allergy attack, and how to identify it from, say, a simple adverse reaction to a medicine.
Also, a little about severe allergic reactions and your treatment options in good times or bad, plus why most people that tell their doctor they’re allergic to something may actually not have an allergy at all!
All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton!