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    Itchy eyes, runny nose, drippy sinus? It's the season


    That chorus of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing you're hearing could be Mother Nature's payback for the unseasonably warm weather she gave us a few months ago.

    As Laura Landro pointed out in her Wall Street Journal column ("The Informed Patient," March 13, 2012), "Mild winter temperatures in many parts of the country — the fourth warmest winter since record-keeping began — have triggered an unusually early release of pollen from trees. That bodes badly for the millions of people who suffer from allergic rhinitis — commonly known as hay fever. Allergists are predicting a longer, and more intense, allergy season than normal ... [with] even more severe symptoms for allergy patients, especially those with asthma."

    What to do? Read on.

    Photo courtesy of Health Care Products.
    Health Care Products has introduced Nasal Ease, which works with the body's own immune system to relieve symptoms of airborne allergy such as sneezing, sinus congestion, and runny nose without the use of zinc. The only powder nasal spray on the market, Nasal Ease reacts with the moisture in the nose to create a more effective mucus trap. This product is non-habit-forming, does not promote drowsiness, contains a unique homeopathic ingredient, and is safe to use with OTC and Rx allergy medications.

    Photo courtesy of Health Care Products.
    Health Care Products also took over the Buster Brands product line in March; in this category the line includes Sinus Buster and Allergy Buster. All-natural Sinus Buster uses capsaicin to start breaking through tough sinus symptoms fast, offering relief from nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and sinus headache. All-natural Allergy Buster uses a combination of capsaicin and nettle to quickly relieve allergy-related symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headache. These clinically tested products are non-habit-forming, and do not promote drowsiness.

    Photo courtesy of Canfo Natural Products.
    LungCare, from Canfo Natural Products is a 100% natural herbal supplement that supports the body's ability to rejuvenate cells. It works with the lungs to encourage cilia growth, help trap phlegm, and cleanse the respiratory system.* It helps to combat harsh, air-polluted environments* and provides a cleanse for smokers.* (*These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)


    Dana K. Cassell
    Dana K. Cassell, a frequent contributor to Drug Topics, lives in North Stratford, N.H.