WELLNESS
04/16/2013 08:29 am ET Updated Mar 31, 2015

Allergy Myths: Don't Fall For These This Season

If the sniffles you're hearing at home or at work are any indication, it's allergy season. And, once again, it's looking like the worst season in history. If that sounds familiar, it is: increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increasingly volatile weather patterns -- both consequences of climate change -- have an impact on pollen levels, according to The Weather Channel. Even if you aren't a regular allergy sufferer, you may find yourself dealing with a host of symptoms -- from watery, itchy eyes to congestion and a persistent cough.

Even for regular sufferers, there is a lot of misinformation about allergies out there. We collected some of the biggest tall tales we've heard. So breathe easy -- at least you don't have to worry about these seven myths any longer:

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