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Beat Spring Allergies!

Ah, spring. Budding flowers. Blooming trees. It’s beautiful, but for those with allergies, it’s a mixed blessing. Now’s the time of year when allergy sufferers will want to reduce their exposure to allergy triggers. Here’s help.

Several types of non-prescription medications can help ease allergy symptoms. They include:

For allergies that don’t respond to non-prescription medications, talk with your doctor about other options, ranging from prescription medications to allergy shots.

Many doctors also recommend rinsing the nasal passages, also known as nasal irrigation. Doing this with a distilled, sterile saline solution is a quick, inexpensive and effective way to relieve nasal congestion. Rinsing directly flushes out mucus and allergens from your nose. Look for a squeeze bottle or a neti pot — a small container with a spout designed for nasal rinsing — at your pharmacy.

Source: Mayo Clinic

July 7, 2015

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