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Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

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KUNM Call In Show 3/31 8a:

The winds have picked up, pollen counts are high, and people around the state are coping with stuffed sinuses, respiratory troubles, and puffy eyes. We’ll talk to experts who help people find both natural and pharmaceutical solutions to these daily woes. Plus, we’ll learn about why plants have such a devastating effect on us.

How bad does it get for you? What do you do this time of year to keep symptoms in check? Have you always had seasonal allergies or did they come on during adulthood? Or maybe you just don’t get the whole allergy thing and wonder what everyone’s complaining about. We want to hear from you. Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

Guests:

Dr. Richard Wachs, allergist and immunologist, Breathe America

• Dr. Monica Lucero, Red Root Acupuncture & Herbs

• Dr. Reba Eagles, Original Medicine

• Tim Lowrey, UNM professor and botanist

Further Reading:

Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies, Doctors SayNPR

Controlling Seasonal Allergies Takes Time, Right MedicationThe Columbus Dispatch

Do I Have Allergies Or Is It A Cold?Huffington Post

Public Health New Mexico is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Con Alma Health Foundation

Marisa Demarco began a career in radio at KUNM News in late 2013 and covered public health for much of her time at the station. During the pandemic, she is also the executive producer for Your NM Government and No More Normal, shows focused on the varied impacts of COVID-19 and community response, as well as racial and social justice. She joined Source New Mexico as editor-in-chief in 2021.
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