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Tackling Allergies This Season

Last updated: May 03, 2019


Spring is in full swing and increasing sunshine and warmer temperatures are doing all they can to lure us outside. For some, this is a welcome invite, but for the nearly 70 million Americans suffering from seasonal allergies, including children, the very thought of spending time outdoors is unnerving.  Seasonal allergies occur when the body's immune system overreacts to environmental conditions. From now until early fall, pollen is to blame. When tree, grass, or weed pollen is inhaled or accumulates in the nasal cavity, eyes, or lungs, it can result in an allergic reaction that causes symptoms ranging from mild (itchy, watery, or red eyes, itchy nose, congestion, sneezing, and runny nose) to severe (wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing). If seasonal allergies are hitting you or your family hard, there are things you can do to find relief. In a short video for SMG.com, allergists, Drs. Jennifer Sherman and Ruth Gold provide tips for proactively managing seasonal allergies to reduce suffering in both children and adults.

 

 
 
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