Tips for Springtime allergies

Updated: Monday, March 24 2014, 11:28 PM CDT
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Today  is the first day of spring.

That typically means warmer weather, beautiful flowers and green grass.     But for allergy suffers it can mean weeks of feeling lousy from the pollen.

Doctors recommend that you keep the windows closed and the air conditioner on to reduce your exposure to the pollen. Another tip, take a shower when you get in if you've been outdoors for a while to wash away excess pollen. And if you need to take medicine, know which one will help relieve the symptoms you are experiencing.

"If you're suffering from runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes I will recommend an antihistamine med for your symptoms. But if nasal congestion is an issue then it's a decongestant that may be more helpful."

And if you start the medicines before you even experience symptoms, you may be able to keep them away or reduce their severity. Tips for Springtime allergies
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