Beat Spring Allergies

Spring has now sprung, and that means the occasional runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

According to American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology millions suffer from mild to chronic allergy symptoms during the spring season. Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Typically allergens, such as pollen, prompt symptoms in the nose, throat, lungs, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach and skin.

Unfortunately, there are no cures for allergies. The best way to manage allergies is through prevention and proper treatment.

Here are four preventive measures to survive spring allergies:

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According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America say allergies are the country’s most common, yet overlooked, diseases. Photo by Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

1. Shut the Windows

  • Keep the pollen out of your home and vehicle. Close the windows, and use air conditioning instead.

2. Check Pollen Counts

  • Limit your time outside if pollen levels are too high. To keep track of pollen levels, check your local news stations for current readings, or go to the AAAI website.

3. Do Outdoor Activities in the Afternoon

  • Pollens levels are said to be higher in the early-to-mid morning, and then decrease in the afternoon.

4. See your Doctor

  • Your doctor is the best person to help with preventative measures for spring allergies. If problems become serious, your doctor can help provide the best medication for you.

For the best information please see your doctor or primary health physician. I do not have a health degree, nor am I substitute for medical advice. This information was found through research.

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