spring allergiesSpringtime for many people means the dreaded pollen is releasing into the air and people start having the sniffles and sneezing. While there is no way to cure your allergies, you can do things to help relieve the symptoms.

Common symptoms of allergies include:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes

How to relieve allergy symptoms:

For you:

  1. Start taking antihistamines early in the allergy season before your symptoms get severe.  
  2. An allergy nasal spray may be the right choice for you if you have more severe allergies. Be cautious not to overuse the nasal spray.

For your home:

  1. Limit your time outdoors, especially on days when the pollen counts are the highest.
  2. Try to keep the windows of your house and car closed on peak pollen days.
  3. Change your air filters.

Still struggling with you allergy symptoms? It may be time to see your doctor to find medications that are right for you.