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Spring has finally sprung which means so has the allergy season! Sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes are the top indicators that you may be suffering from seasonal allergies.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), more than two thirds of spring allergy suffers actually have year-round symptoms. While you may think you know what your triggers are, certain substances may also be affecting your allergies. It's important to know what your allergy triggers are so you can effectively manage and treat your symptoms. Common spring allergies are caused by pollen releases from different types of grasses, trees, or molds.
You can take easy steps to help manager your allergies. Since the pollen count is highest during midday, you should avoid going outdoors in the afternoon; you can monitor the pollen count each day by checking newspapers, weather channels, or other information services. Make sure that doors and windows are kept closed throughout the day to avoid pollen coming inside your home. Taking a shower and changing your clothes after being outdoors is also another way to keep your allergies under control. If you have allergies or are concerned make sure to talk to an allergist about how you can manage and treat your symptoms.
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Some seasonal allergies may be mistaken as seasonal allergies. Check out this infographic on how to manager allergies within your home.