Allergy season is on the way with the snow melting, the dirt and mold under the snow, we're going to start seeing the grass grow and things like that as we get into spring.
"We tell people, if you've had allergy symptoms annually around this time, you might want to consider starting an antihistamine actively ahead of time," said Bard Cooper, Local Pharmacist. He suggests to always check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking a new medication, and there are other ways to try and prevent allergies from flaring up.
"It depends on what your allergen is, Indoor allergen, we wanna make sure we're changing furnaces filters, trying to keep the dust down in the house. If it's pet allergy, you wanna keep the pets out of the sensitive areas of the household like bedding and pillows and things like that where you're going to have contact and breath in that allergen; you want to try and avoid that exposure as much as possible."
"It's the same with outdoor allergens, a lot of weather apps will include a pollen rating for the day, and if the pollen is really high because the trees are in bloom, then you'll have to limit your time outdoors and limit your exposure to that."
If you are not sure if you have allergies but have a similar symptom to allergies, you can always talk to your doctor or pharmacist, and they can test for allergies or prescribe some medication that can help.