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What's Going Around - Allergies

August 8, 2011

With the late summer and fall seasons approaching, pollen counts are rising. So, people who are allergic to weeds, grass pollen and mold may soon notice changes with their allergies.

Dr. Arvin Madaan of Charlottesville Allergy & Respiratory Enterprise says the rising pollen counts are impacting many people causing their allergies to flare up.

Symptoms of these types of allergies include nasal congestion, cough, itching, sneezing, bronchitis or poorly controlled asthma. These allergies can be seasonal.

You can treat ragweed allergies and similar weed allergies with anti-histamines or allergy shots. Also, Dr. Madaan suggests having a formal evaluation to identify triggers.

You can prevent allergy symptoms with some remedies like saline nasal spray, rinsing your hair prior to bedtime, changing air filters in your home and maintaining a moderate level of humidity indoors.

Also you're allergy symptoms will be more in check if you keep pets out of your bedroom and run the air conditioning in your car instead of rolling down the windows.

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