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Be greater than your allergies

Be greater than your allergies

PUT YOUR ALLERGY IQ TO THE TEST

Provided by The Weather Channel

How much do you really know about allergies? Take this quiz to put your knowledge to the test.

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While it’s true that pollen comes from plants, not all plants are bad for your allergies. Before abandoning all hope for a colorful yard, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told weather.com about some ways to make your garden allergy-friendly. If you intend to plant allergenic blooms, he recommends organizing them so that the plants that produce the most pollen are farthest from any entrance to your home.

Want to know what blooms are most recommended for allergy sufferers? Dr. Bassett suggested turning to OPALS, the Ogren Plant-Allergy Scale, which measures the allergenic potential of all gardening and landscaping plants. Check out this list of 23 plants considered by allergy doctors to be best for allergy sufferers.

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Image courtesy of Thinkstock

FALSE!

While it’s true that pollen comes from plants, not all plants are bad for your allergies. Before abandoning all hope for a colorful yard, Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told weather.com about some ways to make your garden allergy-friendly. If you intend to plant allergenic blooms, he recommends organizing them so that the plants that produce the most pollen are farthest from any entrance to your home.

Want to know what blooms are most recommended for allergy sufferers? Dr. Bassett suggested turning to OPALS, the Ogren Plant-Allergy Scale, which measures the allergenic potential of all gardening and landscaping plants. Check out this list of 23 plants considered by allergy doctors to be best for allergy sufferers.

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