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Common Allergies in the United States and How to Combat Them (

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system sees a substance as foreign or harmful and reacts adversely to it. When this occurs, the body goes into protection mode and creates antibodies – commonly known as histamines – to ward off the allergen, often resulting in uncomfortable symptoms such as skin rashes, watery eyes or sneezing. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who suffers from a non-food allergy, you know it’s not something to be taken lightly.

The warm-weather months are a prime time for many allergy flare-ups. Here at®, we analyzed Google Trends for the top five states where indoor and outdoor allergies are most frequently searched. According to these Google Trends reports, the most commonly searched indoor allergies in the United States are cat, dog, mold spore and dust mite allergies. When it comes to outdoor allergies, pollen, bees and grass are the top-searched offenders.

To help you control your allergies – so allergies don’t control you – we uncovered some of the best preventive measures and natural remedies for each. To see if you live in one of the top-searched areas for allergies in the country and discover a way to combat them, check out our findings below.

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