Sneezing this Spring?
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:08:38 GMT —
Spring is in the air, but for millions of Americans, that means a runny nose, cough and stuffiness brought on by allergies.
Dr. Erinn Gardner says, "Typically it's tree pollen that will trigger symptoms during the springtime and definitely grass pollen can cause an issue during the spring as well.
If your symptoms are relatively mild in nature, its just a small amount of runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes, it's certainly fine to try an over-the-counter antihistamine
If your allergies are more serious, it's a good idea to get to the doctor. An allergist will come up with a regimen that works for each individual person
Antihistamines, decongestants, inhalers and nasal sprays often are recommended in combination.
n allergist can also discuss shots, to help people enjoy the season, and not dread it.