Yes, we all celebrate the arrival of the spring season, but for some of us, spring is also synonymous with sneezing, watery and swollen eyes, and even hives on the skin … that is, synonymous with allergies!
As they say, April’s showers bring May flowers, but those flowers may bring nightmares to millions of people around the country. Actually, and according to experts, around 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and they can experience discomfort and symptoms from now until the end of the summer.
Usually, spring allergies are related to trees, dust, grasses, flowers, and pollen particles that travel through the air causing terrible symptoms. Now, the problem is when you have symptoms but you are not sure where are they coming from. In a few words, the key for you is to know the cause of your allergies.
Doctors and experts recommend visiting your physician as soon as you experience the first symptoms. There are different tests that your doctor could order to determine with clarity the allergens that are making your life messy and miserable.
Once you know your specific allergies, it will be easier to have the symptoms under control, and the treatment depends on how serious are your allergies, or what kind of approach you want to take to defeat them.
The bad news is that there is not a cure for spring allergies but thanks to science we have several options to treat and reduce the discomforts caused by them.
Over-the-counter medicines are always an option but you have to be careful because there are different options, with a big variety of components that attack specific areas and symptoms. Once you know what are you allergic to, your doctor will prescribe the medicines that you need, and immunotherapy could be also a good idea. Immunotherapy is known as allergy shots that can be tailored to your specific needs.
The most important thing to have in mind is to attack the problem as soon as it shows up. Don’t let allergies to take over your beautiful spring season.