3 Signs You Have Seasonal Allergies
Every year millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Some symptoms can include sneezing, congestion, and runny nose to name a few. Seasonal allergies can affect you year round, but most people find that their symptoms are more prevalent or intense at the turn of Spring. Whichever symptom may be bothering you, we have ways to help. Read on to learn more about allergy symptoms and seasonality.
1. Common Symptoms
– Runny nose
– Watery eyes
– Itchy eyes
– Itchy throat
2. Additional Symptoms
3. Allergy Sources During Certain Seasons
Spring – Birch, Cedar, Alder, Horse Chestnut, Willow, and Poplar
Summer – Ryegrass, Timothy Grass, and Weeds
Fall – Ragweed, Nettles, Mugworts, Sorrels, Fat Hens, and Plantains
Winter – Mold, Pet Dander, Dust Mites, and Cockroaches
Solving Your Seasonal Allergies
Unfortunately, seasonal allergies cannot be completely cured, but most symptoms can be alleviated with certain medications. There are over-the-counter medicines that fall under categories such as antihistamines, decongestants, and saline spray. An antihistamine can help prevent sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. A decongestant can relieve sinus pressure and open up your sinuses for better breathing. The saline spray is perfect for cleaning out all the mucus in the nose. Use the saline spray once in the morning and again at night to ensure you are completely flushed out.
These medications are the first step in addressing your seasonal allergies. However, if you find that over-the-counter medication is proving ineffective, then consult your doctor regarding prescription medications.
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