As masks come off, and social activities and travel resume, a resurgence of common viruses has begun. In the past weeks, case counts of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), which cause cold symptoms for most people but can be more serious in young children and older adults, are on the rise. Some clinics in Utah saw a ten-fold increase in cases since mid-May, which typically peak in winter months rather than now.
Exposure to everyday viruses can result in illness, but most often our immune defenses are just stimulated. A year and a half without these boosts to our adaptive immunity — the part of the immune system that utilizes memory of prior exposures to activate defenses — could mean many of us are more susceptible. Experts concur that “there’s just lower levels of adaptive immunity in the population for these common viruses at this time.” Young children and infants who now have had very limited exposure to common viruses due to age and sheltering are particularly vulnerable.
Dr. Nenningers Cold & Sinus Solution delivers fast-acting, non-drowsy defense against common cold viruses.
Springtime is upon us with trees budding, flowers blooming and grasses emerging. Amongst this full array of new life, tree pollen is most prevalent and the number one cause of springtime allergies. Tree pollen season can commence as early as January in southern states and last through July in others.
The most common tree pollen allergens are: Alder, Ash, Aspen, Beech, Birch, Box Elder, Cedar, Cottonwood, Elm, Hickory, Mountain Elder, Mulberry, Oak, Olive, Pecan, Poplar, Willow.
Pollen from trees is smaller than other types of plants making it particularly problematic. These small, lightweight particles are effortlessly transported by the wind for miles spreading their impact across large areas. The minute size of tree pollen also allows it to easily find its way into sinuses, lungs and eyes, making it difficult to evade this widespread allergen.
Allergy season is in full swing in the southern states and ready to blossom further north as temperatures warm and daylight lengthens. As seasonal allergies converge with COVID viruses, symptoms can be difficult to distinguish.
Seasonal allergies and COVID have overlapping symptoms, such as cough, sneezing, headache, and even loss of taste or smell. One key difference is fever. Healthcare practitioners generally use fever as a sign of illness beyond allergies. Another indicator is effectiveness of allergy medication, which typically will alleviate symptoms from seasonal allergens. If it does not, time for further evaluation on the source of symptoms.
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The common cold is the number one reason for missed work and school for both adults and children. Colds can last 1-2 weeks and leave you feeling tired, miserable and unproductive. It can be tempting to use antibiotics in hopes of a speedy end to the misery.
However, 98% of common cold cases are caused by viruses so antibiotics rarely work nor help you feel better. Experts strongly advise against antibiotics for common colds to minimize overuse and to curtail the pervasiveness of drug-resistant super-bugs.
Safe options to recover quickly:
Get plenty of rest.
Drink fluids regularly, such as water, electrolyte solutions, apple juice, and warm soup.
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Social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing are proven measures to control the spread of Covid-19, along with other viruses such as the common cold and influenza. Australia experienced unusually low levels of influenza during its peak time. The northern hemisphere is also seeing a similar trend with minimal flu cases reported thus far this season.
Caution though is advised, experts warn that a late surge is possible as restrictions lessen and individual behavior changes with rising vaccine rates. Australia saw a surge in influenza cases in December, which is outside the southern hemisphere’s typical flu season. When people return to everyday life, viruses will have an abundance of new hosts with waning immunity, potentially setting up a sizable rebound in the U.S. and northern hemisphere.
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Beautiful autumn colors can come with an upsurge in outdoor mold. Mold can be tough to avoid as temperatures decline, daylight diminishes and moisture rises.
Mold spore counts rise significantly this time of year as fallen leaves remain on damp ground and plants die off. Molds thrive in decomposing plant matter and its spores easily float into the air, especially on windy days. Gardening in mulch or dirt, farming, or hiking in the woods puts one in direct contact with this airborne allergen.
Mold allergy symptoms are commonly runny nose, sneezing, irritated eyes, coughing, wheezing, and itchy throat. Molds can also trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms.
The answer is a resounding yes, especially children under age 5 who on average get 6 to 8 colds each year compared to 2 to 4 for adults. The common cold accounts for more doctor visits and missed school days for children than any other illness. Difficulty sleeping due to a stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing or headache makes for a long night (and next day) for both children and parents. Colds are most prevalent from early fall to late winter, but it is possible to catch one any time of the year. Several factors contribute to the seasonality and increased frequency at which children are infected:
• Less resistance: A child’s immune system, especially in early years, has not been exposed to the many cold viruses that exist and thus has not developed sufficient immunity to fight these germs. • School or daycare: Cold viruses spread through the air and close contact so school and daycare environments are perfect breeding grounds. • Hand-to-face contact: Children are likely to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth without washing their hands which is the most common way germs are spread. • Indoors: With less daylight and colder temperatures children are indoors more, increasing their contact with germs. • Humidity: Low humidity in autumn and winter cause dry nasal passages which increase the susceptibility to cold viruses.
Some Things to Help? • Bundle children up in colder weather and encourage outdoor play and activities. • Add moisture to dry indoor environments with a cool-mist humidifier. • Model and encourage regular hand-washing throughout the day. • Stock up on Nenningers Naturals Cold & Sinus Solution to stop symptoms in their tracks.
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Ragweed packs a powerful punch with a single plant dispersing up to 1 billion pollen grains that float easily in the air. Because these grains are so light, winds can carry them distances up to 400 miles.
Many people find that hay fever symptoms worsen this time of year because ragweed blossoms when nights are cool and days are warm and dry. Common symptoms are eye irritation, stuffy or runny nose, repeated sneezing, and itchiness in the throat or inside of ears.
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Hay fever, most commonly associated with ragweed, affects 1 in 5 people. Symptoms can be stuffy or runny nose, repeated sneezing, eye irritation, and itchiness in the throat or inside of ears. Ragweed can also trigger or aggravate asthma. Ragweed season starts in early August and extends into late autumn. In the United States, it is most abundant in the East and Midwest, but can be found in every region. A typical timeframe by region is:
Northern U.S. and Canada – early August to early October
Southern U.S. – late August into November
Southwest, Florida and Gulf Coast – can be year-round
Nenningers Naturals Triple Allergy Defense is formulated with ambrosia artemisiaefolia, a homeopathic ragweed, for optimum hay fever relief with no drowsiness and no side effects. Be ready when ragweed comes your way!
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We have received many calls over the last few months regarding the current health challenges. After reviewing research from healthcare practitioners in the United States and abroad, we recommend that our customers continue to use Triple Flu Defense 2019-2020 for the duration of the spring and summer months.
Nenningers Naturals newly formulated Triple Flu Defense+ for the 2020-2021 season is targeted for release around Labor Day.
To support our customers who are limiting travel at this time, we are extending the Free Standard Shipping through June 30.