ACHOO!!…Pardon my allergies

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

 

Allergy season is here, in a very unwelcome way.  One of the most difficult things for allergen sufferers is that they want to get outdoors as the weather gets warmer and the sun comes out, but they know they will have the immediate or delayed consequences of sneezing, runny nose, itchy or dry eyes, or exacerbated sinus problems.

http://acaai.org/allergies/types/seasonal

If your symptoms are mild you may be able to manage them with some of the tips and information in the above link.  If they are more severe, before you consider medication, try some simple things first, and then consult with an allergy specialist.  Besides prescription or over the counter medication, there are natural anti-histamine alternatives that don’t have the side effect of drowsiness and may help prevent sinus infections.   If you want to take the natural route, make sure you work with a practitioner that is knowledgeable in this area to find a good supplement for you.

There is even information out there that says being outdoors and having exposure to the natural elements will help your allergies, such as this link, below.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/respiratiory-allergies/gardening-helps-allergies/

If you suffer from allergies, whatever you choose to do to help, make the best of spring while it is here.