Sunday 13 September 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm: Fall Is In The Air

Marla Ahlgrimm
Fall is getting there and you can feel it in the air. Aside from cooler temperatures, Marla Ahlgrimm says there are plenty of irritants swirling around. And that means allergies.

Fall allergies are just as bad as those you get in the spring, says Marla Ahlgrimm. While in the spring things are blooming, allergens, such as pollen, sagebrush, and ragweed, kick up production in late summer and into the early weeks of fall.

An itchy throat, headaches, nasal congestion, and watery eyes are just a few of the symptoms of fall allergies. Unfortunately, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, there are only a few ways to actually reduce the chances of being affected. These are to stay indoors when your primary allergen is high or take an antihistamine. Neither option is guaranteed, however, and it may take some trial and error before you find an antihistamine that works for you.

The good news is that there are a few tricks that you can employ to relieve the symptoms. Marla Ahlgrimm says that, in addition to using an antihistamine, prescription or over-the-counter nasal sprays and decongestants can provide some relief. A Neti pot to clear out nasal passages can reduce congestion, and drinking more water will ensure your nasal passages remain moist.

Marla Ahlgrimm

A final option for those with severe allergies is to get an allergy shot, which may be available at your primary physician’s office.

Seasonal allergies are no fun. But, Marla Ahlgrimm acknowledges that they are a fact of life for many millions of Americans. If you are one of these, remember, it won’t last forever and, soon, the wonder of winter will reduce the airborne irritants… at least until spring.


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