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summer allergies

Summer Allergies Tips 

Summer is already here, but that doesn’t mean seasonal allergies are gone.

The red eyes, runny noses, and sneezing associated with seasonal allergies aren’t just a spring thing. In New Jersey, grass pollen starts in May and lasts through July, followed by weeds from August into November. Here’s how to identify your symptoms and some tips to get relief, so you can relax.

What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?

If you have seasonal allergies, different environmental substances, such as seasonal trees or grass pollens, can trigger your immune system to respond. These responses show up as symptoms, including:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itching in the nose, eyes, or the roof of the mouth

With COVID-19 still around, some people may wonder if an allergy or the coronavirus causes their symptoms. In general, people with seasonal allergies don’t have fevers or body aches, while those with COVID-19 don’t experience sneezing. Check out this article to learn more about the differences among COVID-19, the cold, the flu, and allergies.

Try over-the-counter medicines

Many non-prescription medicines can ease allergy symptoms, including:

  • Oral antihistamines that can provide relief from sneezing, itching, a runny nose and watery eyes.
  • Decongestants can help relieve nasal stuffiness. Use decongestant nasal sprays only for a few days in a row because longer-term use can worsen symptoms.
  • Nasal sprays with cromolyn sodium can also ease allergy symptoms, although they’re most effective when you begin using them before your symptoms start.

Sometimes people choose medications that combine an antihistamine with a decongestant, for example, when their allergies don’t respond to a single medicine.

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