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Spring is coming!

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and plants are getting ready to bloom. Unfortunately, spring often heralds an uptick in allergies for many people. Trees and plants emit pollen in increased amounts and for some people, this means runny noses, runny eyes, sneezing, and generally feeling miserable.

If you find yourself not looking forward to the seasons changing due to your allergies flaring up, perhaps it might be helpful to consider allergy testing. Your doctor can refer you to an allergist, which is a specialist focusing on what makes your body create that histamine response that kicks everything into overdrive. A simple blood test can be very informative. For many people, the solution is as simple as taking an antihistamine every day during any change of seasons. For others, it may mean taking an antihistamine daily year-round. If your allergies go above and beyond the typical mild seasonal allergies, you could ask your allergist or physician about allergy shots. For some, a weekly injection can work wonders in reducing the severity of allergy symptoms.

We look forward to spring and the new life it brings, but navigating allergy season can often put a damper on things. Talk to your doctor and see what is available to help with those allergies, so you can enjoy spring!

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