Spring is the season of outdoor activities. It is also time for certain health concerns and the most common one is seasonal allergies.
-Each year, 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.
-Seasonal allergies are a reaction to pollen in the air from blooming trees and flowers.
-Immune cells react to the pollen and release histamine,
-Histamine is responsible for the itching that occurs in the eyes, nose, and throat.
-Seasonal allergies can start as early as February and last through October, although weather patterns and your location can alter the start and end dates.
-allergy medicines work best when they are in your system before you’re exposed to allergens like pollen. So start your medicines about two weeks before you expect symptoms.
Talk to your doctor or an allergist to discuss your options.