Sneezy Days Ahead

Non-medical tips to fight spring allergies

As the snow drops and crocuses poke their beautiful little heads through the soil, so does the pollen count. In fact most of the flowers we anticipate all winter long are the ones that contain small and light pollens that are easily carried by the wind, and cause allergy symptoms. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (or "hay fever") affects more than one-fifth of North Americans. To most of us this is a signal to keep a tissue box handy!

This leaves many of us asking: isn’t there an easier way to reduce spring allergies? Well, the good news is that there are many over-the-counter methods that you can count on to do the trick. Here are some easy-breezy non-medicinal strategies that can offer you some allergy relief:

News Release, March 22, 2006
American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI)

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