What to do about spring allergies

Pennsylvania

With spring comes allergies, and we have the latest on how you can tackle those pesky pollens.

Dr. Paul Mauriello, an allergist in Hagerstown, says common allergy symptoms include itchy eyes and a runny nose. Whereas genetics plays a big role in a person’s chances of developing allergic symptoms, allergies is predominantly a young person’s disease. And if you keep pets, allergists remind it is the exposure to the dead skin that can cause an allergic reaction to animals. 

“Environmental outdoor allergen is keep the windows closed and use air conditioning. Protect the indoor environment. Dust management dust mites usually infest the bedding so controlling mite exposure in the bedding which is washing the bedding and covering pillows and mattresses,” said Mauriello.

Officials say some effective over the counter remedies are Flonase and Nasonex.

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