Published April 23, 2013
It’s that time of year again – time for the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat and congestion commonly associated with allergy season.
Because of climate changes, this season is expected to be worse than years past. Here are some tips for surviving this allergy season:
You likely have a good idea about what triggers your allergies, and do everything possible to avoid them; but why not make an appointment with an allergy specialist to pinpoint exactly what you’re allergic to?
This will allow you to fight allergies in two ways: First, you can identify and avoid the trigger(s) and second, you can use more targeted treatments. While you’re there, speak with your physician about allergy shots. Often given over a period of a couple years, they can be a very effective way to relieve allergy symptoms.
If medicines are not how you want to treat your allergies, and you instead want some natural remedies, here are some suggestions:
Allergy season doesn’t have to keep you indoors – learn how and why your body reacts to different allergens, how to effectively treat them and move on with your life.
As always, check with your doctor before taking any over-the-counter allergy medications to ensure you don’t encounter any drug interactions.