Do You Have Seasonal Allergies?
Allergies occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. Mild (meaning not dangerous) seasonal allergies, sometimes called “hay fever” (even though they don't cause a fever) are very common and cause symptoms such as:
runny or stuffy nose
fullness in the ears
an increase in asthma symptoms.
If you have seasonal allergies, you can lessen your discomfort by reducing your exposure to things you are allergic to (or allergens) when you can. Some ideas that may help are:
When you have allergies, antihistamines help reduce discomfort. In general, they are better at preventing symptoms of allergies than relieving them after they develop, so it’s best to be proactive. There are various kinds of allergy medicines, some available over-the-counter, but it is best to have a conversation with a health care provider to come up with a plan that fits your medical history and severity of symptoms. This is especially true if you have asthma or other medical issues.
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