Five myths about spring allergies
Every year, forecasters seem to predict that the worst-ever allergy season is ahead. And year after year, the pollen counts indeed get worse, partly because of climate change.
Spring allergy season brings 50 million sneezing and wheezing Americans to pharmacy aisles, health food stores and doctors’ offices looking for relief. But the causes and treatments of seasonal allergies are still the subject of some persistent myths. Here are the biggest ones.