Allergy season has arrived. Many of us struggle with seasonal allergies. It’s annoying and uncomfortable to say the very least. There are ways to reduce the severity of it.

Talk to your doctor about possible allergy medication options. Corticosteroid nasal spray, such as Flonase, is often the most effective. The downside of using a corticosteroid nasal spray is that you must start using it regularly a month before you anticipate the symptoms to start for the best results. Antihistamines, such as Claritin, are a good choice as well. While not quite as effective as the corticosteroid nasal spray, they can still be used as an allergy preventative.

Wear a mask when doing yard work. Wearing a mask and gloves when doing yard work during allergy season can reduce the severity of your allergic response due to the reduction of particles entering your nasal cavity. Be sure to change clothes and bathe after completing your yard work for the best outcome.

When the pollen count is really high try to stay indoors as much as you can. Be sure to clean your air vents and replace filters regularly to reduce allergens from entering your home. Adding an air purifier to the room that you spend most of your time in can help reduce allergens as well.

Don’t ignore your allergies. Prolonged inflammation in your body is bad for your health.Talk to your doctor about what treatment options are best for you and keep yourself protected. Have a safe and healthy spring.

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