Combat those Spring Allergies

Combat those Spring Allergies

It really is like going to war!

While most of the country is still suffering cold weather and scraping snow off their windshields, for those of us in North Florida our weather is finally starting to turn.  And instead of our cars being covered in snow, it seems they are covered in yellow pollen – a sure sign that spring, and spring allergies are upon us.  Spring is the time of year that we normally think of when it comes to seasonal allergies. As the trees start to bloom and the pollen gets airborne, allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. Each year, 35 million Americans fall prey to seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever.  To read a story about spring allergies on, click here.

Although there is no magical cure for spring allergies, there are a number of ways to combat them, from medication to household habits.The first thing to do is come in for an appointment.  Let us make sure there are no other symptoms or infections, and we can steer you in the right direction for either Over The Counter (OTC) medications like antihystimines (Allegra, Claritan, Zyrtec) and decongestants like Sudafed.  There are also some wonderful sprays that have recently come on the market such as Nasacort OTC, which used to be only available from your pharmacist.  Give us a call to discuss your spring allergies.  We can help!

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