10 common allergy myths
Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 7:54 AM
Allergy season arrives for many people with a shudder of sneezes. For doctors, this can mean a flurry of visits from confused patients disoriented from both allergy medications and myths. Misconceptions about the causes and symptoms of allergies are as abundant as fairy tales on a children’s bookshelf. Dr. Andrea Schmieg, a physician at Little Falls Family Practice in Falls Church, Va., says it’s common for allergy sufferers to misunderstand their ailments. So here’s a look at some of the more common allergy misconceptions in need of a good myth busting.