If you're allergic to mold, you've probably already noticed: It can be tough to avoid the stuff. It doesn't just hide in dark, damp basements. It can also grow on your bathroom tiles or around your windows.
You can find it outside too, on leaves and rotting wood, and inside in damp basements. And you can bring it into your home on your shoes, where it settles in on the carpet.
Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and an itchy, runny nose? If so, you may have seasonal allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever. It strikes when pollen starts to fly.
About 18 million U.S. adults and more than 7 million children suffer from hay fever, according to the CDC. Fortunately, there are steps people with allergies can take to avoid pollen and the misery that accompanies it, says Andy W. Nish, MD, of the Allergy & Asthma Care Center in Gainesville, Ga...