Yes, we all love spring… but some dread it because it is, to them, the beginning of allergies. Oh those poor souls. No wonder we see a lot of TV commercials for pills to make those allergies go away. From weeds to spores to grass and tree pollens, the warm weather is here, driving airborne allergen levels through the roof. That means your allergy symptoms — the sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes — are in overdrive and apt to stay that way for months.
If you are thinking of the classic allergy symptoms and signs that are associated with hay fever (allergic rhinitis), then they can include:
– runny nose with clear discharge
– stuffy nose (congestion)
– itchy nose
– red eyes, with tearing and itching
– dark circles under the child’s eyes (allergic shiners)
– a crease near the bottom of the child’s nose (allergic crease)
– rubbing the nose a lot (allergic salute)
So perhaps the best thing to do, being that allergies are medical conditions, is to see your family physician. There are various drugs (and shots) available so you can enjoy spring… BUT better to be on the safe side by asking your physician what is good for you to take.