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Seasonal Allergies: Tips To Control Them

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It’s time for seasonal allergies to start acting up again. Spring and summer are times when pollen counts are high and allergies are at their worst. Even if you don’t have a pollen allergy, you could be suffering from a mold or pet dander allergy, both of which are also more severe is spring and summer.

While there may not be a cure for allergies, there are several ways you can treat them and control them. Controlling your allergies means less time sitting inside on the couch with a box of tissues and more time enjoying the things you love with the people you love. Here are some tips to control them.

The Cause
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies and are unable to find relief because they don’t know the true cause or allergy. Pollen counts may be high during the spring and summer but many other allergens are also in the air. A doctor can perform an allergy test to determine what you are allergic to or you can use trial and error to figure it out yourself. Once you know what causes your allergies, you can avoid the allergen and have less symptoms.

Medication
If you are lucky enough to have medication that helps relieve your symptoms, you need to be careful that you don’t overuse it. Like other medications, your body can build up a tolerance for allergy medicine and eventually it will stop working. Try to only use your medication when your allergy symptoms are severe or find more than one medication that works and alternate them.

Natural Remedies
If you need a break from medication but are still experiencing allergy symptoms, there are some natural remedies that can help you find relief. Try supplements such as butterbur extract or nettle-root. These supplements will help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce allergy symptoms.

Don’t let allergies keep you inside on warm spring and summer days. Take control of them and get your life back.

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