Seasonal & perennial Allergies

The season begins when the trees start blooming and the grass starts turning green. The seasonal pollen begins late March and ends with the first frost.

Management & Treatment

Symptons vary; but common symptoms are sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Some people with allergies also have underlying asthma, which can cause them to experience coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. The most common outdoor seasonal allergies are tree, grass, weed pollen, as well as ragweed. Ragweed is a plant that grows wild almost everywhere across the US. You may think you know that pollen is causing your suffering, but other substances may be involved as well. More than two-thirds of spring allergy sufferers actually have year-round symptoms. OBA can help you find the source of your suffering and stop it. Many of the most common drugs are available without a prescription (over the counter); others, including some nasal, require a prescription. Here are some tips on how to manage your allergies:

• Monitor pollen and mold counts

• Keep windows at home and in your car closed during allergy season.

• Take a shower, wash your hair and change your clothes after you’ve been working or playing outdoors.

• Wear a filter mask when mowing the lawn or doing other yardwork.

• Take appropriate medication beforehand