Monday, May 9, 2016

Seasonal Allergies

Do you have seasonal allergies? You may have seasonal allergies if you have some of the following symptoms: sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, nose redness, post-nasal drip, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, redness around eyes, puffy eyes, watery eyes, respiratory wheezing, difficulty breathing, itching or irritation in the throat. It is possible to have any of allergy symptoms during any season of the year.

What can you do to prevent seasonal allergies? Take a shower and change/wash clothes after working outdoors. Keeping doors and windows shut during allergy season can be helpful. Avoiding allergens that trigger your symptoms is also helpful.

What can you do to treat seasonal allergies? There are several over the counter medications that can treat or relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Some of these medications include: Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra. All three of these medications are over the counter and are also available as a generic medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you think you would like to try one of these medications for your allergy symptoms. There are also stronger medications available if you find that one of these medications is unable to control your allergy symptoms. If this is the case, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms.

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