Interview: Dr. Donna Perillo.
Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast.
Dr. Perillo’s talking points on
“According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, people with
allergies to one type of plant pollen (or to dust, animals, and/or fungi) tend
to develop allergies to other pollens as well. Approximately 10-20% of
Americans suffer from ragweed allergy.” Symptoms include sneezing,
runny or stuffy nose, eczema, eye irritation, itchy throat or ears, cough,
asthma, and wheezing.
Tips To Reduce Your Allergy Symptoms
- Ragweed is the most common fall allergen. Depending on location
ragweed pollinates from August until October
- Mold spores and fungi are also triggers. Mold spores can breed in the
- Dry indoor air causes dryness of the mucous membranes, which causes
inflammation. Dust mites also become more active and increase symptoms
when the heat is first turned on.
- Keep the doors and windows closed and stay inside as much as possible to
avoid contact with the allergens.
- Have the heating vents cleaned and filter change before the heat is put on
filter. A HEPA filter is recommended as it can trap irritating allergens.
- Keeping the humidity between 35% and 50% can help moisten the mucous membranes and decrease the inflammation.
- If you must rake the leaves wear a mask to reduce exposure.
- Antihistamines, decongestants, allergy shots, herbal and homeopathic
formulas, acupuncture, and chiropractic may also help decrease the
symptom—Reduce foods like melons and bananas which are high in histamine.
Available for Interviews: Dr. Donna Perillo
Dr. Donna Perillo is DC, MS, NMD, CNS, is the owner and director of the Chiropractic Healing Center of NJ, a wellness center incorporating chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and stress management. Her goal is to help her patients create a happy, healthy and vibrant lifestyle by addressing their physical, emotional, and nutritional needs. Here, she weighs in on a common, frustrating topic for caregiver and child alike—eating, and the often lack of variety in the diet of a child.
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