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Mange your seasonal allergies

By: Spencer
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Spring has sprung! And with it comes allergy season. Have you had itchy eyes, stuffy nose or sore throat that you just can’t kick? This is probably caused by seasonal allergies.

 

 Seasonal allergies affect people most during the spring and summer, when flowers and trees start to bloom and produce pollen. The stuffy nose and itchy eyes are caused by the body’s allergic reaction to pollen.

 

Common symptoms associated with seasonal allergies are:

 

  • Congestion

  • Sneezing

  • Fatigue

  • Runny nose

  • Red, itchy eyes

  • Cough

  Try these tips to keep your seasonal allergies under control.

 

  • Take over-the-counter allergy medication, like an antihistamine

  • Avoid using a fan

  • Keep windows closed when possible

  • Wash your hair and body with warm water when you get home to remove excess pollen

 

 You should see a doctor if you experience:

 

  • Symptoms that do not resolve in a few days with over the counter medication

  • Headache, facial pain or pressure

  • Discolored mucus

  • Fever

Need fast or after-hours medical care? Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care offers walk-in or online appointments in three convenient locations in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

 

 Each Wednesday at 7:40 am, Jerry & Blanca speak with local health professional, Rose Melendez, who offers helpful tips for your health and well-being, brought to you by our friends at Adventist HealthCareFind more Health Tips here. 

 

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