Spring weather brings allergy season

Health

If you find yourself sneezing or coughing when spring weather hits, you may have seasonal allergies.

Weather changes allow pollen from trees, grasses and weeds to get into the air easier and be inhaled.
Pollen allergies may cause a chronic cough, sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or a sore throat.

Some tips to tame allergies include knowing the culprit, checking pollen counts, shutting doors and windows, taking medications or even considering allergy shots. 

“The number one way is always avoidance. It’s easy to say, much harder to do. After that, most people require medicines, that have bad allergies. Medicines like nasal steroids or sprays in the nose or pills to help combat their symptoms,” said James Mersing, Mon Health family practitioner. 

If allergy symptoms become severe, a doctor will be able to help with stronger medications.

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