The study, published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, shows an association between higher perceived stress and allergy flares.
“Symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes can cause added stress for allergy sufferers, and may even be the root of stress for some,” study researcher Dr. Amber Patterson, M.D., of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University, said in a statement. “While alleviating stress won’t cure allergies, it may help decrease episodes of intense symptoms.”
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