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Spring Fever — How to Treat Allergies

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  • Nearly 50 million people in America suffer from seasonal allergies, often triggered by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds; many spring allergies are activated by tree pollen, the worst offender of which is the oak tree
  • While over-the-counter decongestants and antihistamines immediately address symptoms, they also increase your risk of side effects
  • Reducing your exposure to pollen can reduce your symptoms, including keeping your windows closed during the heaviest pollen days, wearing a filter mask while gardening, keeping your hands from your face, and showering after coming indoors from exercising or gardening outdoors
  • A neti pot helps reduce the amount of pollen embedded in your nasal mucosa; taking quercetin, bromelain and MSM supplementation and supporting your gut health help support your immune system and reduce symptoms

By Dr. Mercola

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in America. Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies and as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are affected. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.

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