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What is Grass Allergy?

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A grass allergy is actually a grass pollen allergy. Grass grows in most parts of the United States, but there are different types of grass. Each type has its own unique pollen. Grass is primarily divided as northern or southern, depending on the regions and climates it grows best in. Some of the common northern grasses include: Timothy Kentucky Blue Johnson Rye Fescue Common southern grasses include: Bahia Bermuda Centipede St. Augustine Zoysia Any of these may cause grass pollen allergy. Just because you are allergic to one type of grass does not mean you are allergic to all grass....

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Dealing with Emergencies

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Learn what you need to do when having a severe allergic reaction. 1. Have a written Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan with your picture or a picture of your child. Post this plan in a place where you can see it and have a copy available at all times. Any person caring for your child should have a copy. Adults with allergies should share it with their co-workers. It will be useful to refer to during an emergency. Ask your doctor to help you fill out a copy and explain the emergency steps. You should be able to recognize the symptoms of...

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Healthy Boundaries for Families During COVID-19

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It’s been hard enough for adults to adjust to a world without a commute to the office, the friendly interaction around the water cooler and the occasional supportive hug or squeeze of the shoulder from a caring colleague. But what about our children? Suddenly deprived of their budding social circles, sequestered away at home with parents and siblings who themselves are grounded at home with work and school — the transition has been a confusing and frustrating process for young ones. “COVID has taken a toll on everyone, but the most deeply affected group are kids, who’ve suffered through disruptions...

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Allergies vs. Colds in Children

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A pediatrician shares eight ways to tell the difference between a cold and allergies If your child seems to constantly have a runny nose, cough or congestion, you are not alone. "It's not unusual for kids to get six to eight colds per year, lasting from 10-14 days," explains Michael Lee, M.D., a pediatrician with Children's Health℠. "Additionally, seasonal allergies have become more prevalent. After the first year of life, about 15-20 percent of children suffer from allergy symptoms." So how can parents tell if it's a cold or allergies? Dr. Lee explains the difference between causes and symptoms in...

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Halloween Safety During COVID

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Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. These lower risk activities can be safe alternatives: Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends Decorating your house, apartment, or living space Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given...

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