Seasonal Allergies

This April we are focusing on identifying symptoms and giving you tips on how to help you feel better.
Avoid Triggers:
– Limit outdoor activities during days with high pollen counts
– Keep the windows closed (in the car or at home)
– Take a shower when you get inside
– Turn the air conditioner on or use a HEPA air filter
– If dust mites are a problem, use dust mite pillow or mattress covers
Medicines to help you fee better:
– Salt water (saline) rinses
– Medicines : Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Fexofenadine (Allegra) or Loratadine (Claritin)
– Steroid nasal sprays (Nasacort, Rhinocort, Nasonex, or Flonase)
– Eye drops with ketotifen or pheniramine