May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. It's the perfect time to open up a dialogue with friends, family members and co-workers about allergies.
According to a recent survey, many in the general public don't see allergies as a serious health concern. Some believe that allergy sufferers overstate the severity of their symptoms and use them as an excuse to get out of something. Allergy sufferers (74 percent) perceive that their allergies aren't even taken seriously by doctors.
The survey, entitled "Attitudes About Allergies," brings to light many misconceptions about allergies as well as the emotional toll of the condition. Six in ten allergy sufferers said that their symptoms impact their mood; 51 percent feel annoyed; 48 percent irritable; and 42 percent feel frustrated by their allergies.
Read more about the survey in the latest article from the Allergies and Colds site at BellaOnline.com.
Allergies not taken seriously
New survey indicates that public does not view allergies in the same light as other chronic illnesses
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