Allergy Season Relief Tips

Posted on April 01 2015

As winter comes to a close, spring allergies will begin to unleash their wrath. Allergies can cause sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy nose, throat, mouth, eyes, and ears. In more serious reactions, allergies can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.


Allergy season affects people in most regions of the country due to spring pollen, so moving may not offer relief. However, there are a few things that one can do to alleviate allergy symptoms. Provided by researchers at the National Institutes of Health have provided a few tips to help manage spring allergies.


1) Start taking allergy medications prior to the onset of symptoms.

2) Monitor pollen and mold counts, stay inside on high count days.

3) Keep house and car windows closed to prevent pollen and mold from entering.

4) Use air conditioning to clear and dry air.

5) Avoid activities that stir up pollen and mold such as mowing the lawn.

6) If pollen and mold counts are high, wear a mask to protect against inhalation.

7) If allergy symptoms are extreme, consult your physician for advanced relief.


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