There’s so much to love about the spring season. The warmer weather, brighter mornings and evenings, and longer days. They all seem to make life so much better. But for more than 50 million Americans, spring can be a double-edged sword. Spring marks the beginning of pollen season, and depending on where you live and local weather patterns, trees can signal the start of a dismal wave of allergy symptoms. So how can you avoid it?
Know When to Expect Your Triggers
Besides being beautiful to look at, trees are vital to human existence. They produce oxygen, clean the air and soil, help to prevent flooding, reduce noise, provide shade, and can even increase property values.
The downside is that some of them spew out millions of pollen grains that can travel hundreds of miles, and assault the allergic eyes and noses of millions of people. In the northern part of the U.S., certain trees pollinate early in the spring, such as Elm, Birch and Box Elder. Other types, suc...
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Hi, I hope that everyone is doing ok with his or her spring-time allergies. Frequently I am asked which is better to treat allergies : pills (oral anti-histamines) or nose sprays. For many people, putting medication in the nose may not be very appealing and they would rather take oral medications. However, several well-done studies have suggested that the first medication one should use to treat allergies to environmental proteins is the steroid nose sprays. Steroid nasal sprays have been proven to more effectively reduce nasal stuffiness, sneezing and post-nasal drip than allergy pills (anti-histamines). In fact, allergy pills on their own do not help with nasal congestion. Some allergy pills contain a decongestant in them, and are labeled with a “D” after their name, which will help with nasal congestion. These pills contain both the allergy medication and pseudophedrine. Although these are good medications (the combination allergy/pseu...
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