The 411 on Seasonal Allergies

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  • What Are Seasonal Allergies?
  • Common Symptoms
  • African-Americans and Allergies
  • Risk Factors
  • Reducing Triggers
  • Common Treatment
  • Neti Pot Power!
  • Foods and Seasonal Allergies
  • The 411 on Seasonal Allergies

African-Americans and Allergies

Race does matter, especially when it comes to higher asthma rates and allergies. Past studies have found that Black children with asthma are three times more likely to suffer from seasonal allergies than their white counterparts. Also, poverty plays a role in our seasonal and all-year-round allergies: Living in areas with lower air quality, low quality housing with bugs like cockroaches, and having less access to treatment. 

 

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