Calming Your Springtime Allergies

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Updated: 4/26/2012 7:55 am
It started a little early because of our warm winter, but we are now hitting the peak of allergy season. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to calm your allergies.

This time of year can be a double whammy for some allergy sufferers, with tree pollens wreaking havoc in March and April and grass allergies surging in late-April and into May.

If your allergic reactions to tree pollens and grasses are interfering with your daily activities, doctors say you definitely need to do something about it.

There are a number of over-the-counter antihistamines that are effective, and show little side-effects. But doctors say one of the easiest ways to put pollen in it's place is to fire up the air conditioner.

"Air conditioning is a major measure that can be effective," says Dr. David Lang of Cleveland Clinic. "With the air conditioner on and the windows closed, you cut down the indoor pollen count by 90 percent or more. So, air conditioning in buildings and in cars is key for reducing level of symptoms, medication reliance. "

Dr. Lang says if you're still not finding relief you should consider seeing an allergist, who may recommend allergy shots.
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