Spring allergies, also called seasonal allergic rhinitis, affect as many as 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children. Common symptoms include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, Itchy or watery eyes, and fatigue. If your asthma is triggered by allergies, you also may have symptoms of wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, difficulty breathing or coughing.
Allergies are more than just a nuisance. They are serious diseases and should be treated that way. In fact, more than two-thirds of spring allergy sufferers actually have year-round allergies. But there’s no reason for you to suffer! Dr. Berlin can work with you to find out which allergens trigger your symptoms and discuss treatments to put the spring back into your steps.
Whenever possible, avoid the things that trigger your allergies. Here are some tips:
- Keep windows closed during pollen season, especially during the day.
- Stay inside during mid-day and afternoon hours when pollen counts are highest.
- Take a shower, wash hair and change clothing after working or playing outdoors.
- Wear a mask when doing outside chores like mowing the lawn.
A board certified allergist specializes in the treatment of allergies and asthma and will evaluate your symptoms and offer treatment options. Call 856.262.9200 and set up an appointment now, before spring allergy symptoms make you miserable!
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