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Many people suffer from seasonal allergies. Here are some signs that you might be one of them:
• Itchy and watery eyes
• Scratchy throat
• Nasal congestion
• Puffy eyes
These are some of the most common symptoms. They can easily be confused with the symptoms of the common cold. If you have sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose but no body aches or fever, then your symptoms are most likely caused by allergies, especially if they keep recurring every year during the same season.
Spring, when the trees are pollinating, is the time to watch the daily pollen counts in your area. This can help you determine which trees, like maple or pine, could be causing your allergies. In the summer, many things are pollinating, but the one to watch for is grass pollen.
Some people begin having allergies as adults when they haven’t before. If you are experiencing these symptoms, even if they are new to you, come in and talk to one of our pharmacists and they can suggest some simple remedies or recommend seeing a doctor or specialist.
Our Pharmacists at Ridge View Pharmacy can talk to you about how you are feeling, and they can give you some suggestions on allergy medications and advice on keeping your immune system strong. A great way to help allergies is by taking vitamins, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest and exercise. Some other things you can do along with taking allergy medicine and trying to keep your immune system strong is to stay inside when the pollen count is high. You may also try washing your hands or taking a shower and changing clothes after playing or being outside. We are always happy to have you stop by and ask questions. We hope to see you soon!