Study links allergy flare-ups to stress

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Study links allergy flare-ups to stress

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM CDT

The sniffling and sneezing caused by spring allergies could be eased by kicking the stress.

While stress doesn't cause allergies, an Ohio State University study found it may trigger more frequent flare-ups.

Data from almost 200 patients showed people with higher stress levels had more allergic episodes per month than those with less stress.

Avoiding stress won't get rid of allergies completely but it will help lessen those most intense symptoms.

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