Severe Allergy Season on the Way

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

When it comes to those itchy eyes and sneezing attacks, we can always blame Mother Nature. Allergy season is here and by the end of May it could be even worse. Allergists say that even though we've had a prolonged winter with a delayed start to the pollen season, it will still be a severe allergy season.

Many doctors say the best treatment for allergies is simply avoiding what makes you sneeze. Other treatments include over-the-counter medications, oral anti-histamines, and nasal sprays. You can also look into alternative treatments such as neti pots or sinus rinses.

"The idea being just trying to clean out the dirt and the dust and the pollen that get in there as well as trying to minimize how much gets in there," says Dr. Todd Hostetler, of ENT Associates. "A lot of it depends on the nasal and sinus anatomy as to how well it works."

The most common symptoms for allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion and pressure, post nasal drainage, and itchy eyes.

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