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STRATFORD, N.J. – Stuffy noses and watery eyes become a regular occurrence for a number of people with allergies as the leaves begin to fall.
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, who is a family physician, medical correspondent, and assistant professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, shared some advice on what to do when getting the sniffles from the pollen in the air.
“The fall and the spring tend to be times where we often see a flare up with people,” said Dr. Caudle.
And Symptoms Seem to be Endless
“Sneezy, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes, sometimes you get nasal congestion, scratchy throat," said Dr. Caudle.
But What Exactly Causes Your Body to Be Affected by Allergies?
“Many substances that can serve as allergens, meaning they can cause that chain reaction in our body that creates that response that we get when we get seasonal allegories," said Dr. Caudle.
But the Biggest Cause of Those Annoying Allergies Is Pollen.
“Allergies can be sometimes very, very tough and pollen really, really tough in particular and especially for those of us who have allergies towards pollen the first thing is to know the pollen counts. There’s actually websites and apps out there that will tell when the pollen counts are high in your area," said Dr. Caudle.
And When the Pollen Count Is High, Do Your Best to Avoid the Allergens.
“Keep the windows close, the windows in your house, the windows at night when you’re sleeping or you’re driving in your car," said Dr. Caudle.
But Avoiding Them All Together Isn’t Always Possible.
“Avoidance can be very, very helpful with this but we have great medications. Not only over the counter medications but prescription ones. So talk to your doctor, there’s a lot of great things that we can do," said Dr. Caudle.
But in the Meantime – Keep the Tissues Handy Because Fall Allergy Season Is Just Beginning.