US Med Voice

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Vol. 3, No. 3 | March 2011




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How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

US MED Gives Back There is nothing nice to be said about seasonal allergies, only that it is a blessing they are only seasonal.

Seasonal allergies can sometimes keep you from your day to day activities and lifestyle. Unfortunately, keeping your allergies under control can at times prove to be difficult. But there are things you can do to help make your life easier when your allergies hit.

First you should plan a visit to your doctor to make sure you are dealing with allergies to begin with. If it is in fact the case, your doctor can prescribe medication that can help relieve your symptoms. In addition, they can also help by giving you advice to better manage your allergies.

On the other hand, you can also try over the counter medications as well. Some people only experience indoor allergies. There is a specific medicine just for that. If you're unsure of what allergy you have, get a medicine that treats every type of allergy, just to ensure you are covered. But please remember to review the contraindications to make sure you are not taking medication that can either counter-effect medication you are already taking or even harm you due to the combination. If you are in doubt please speak with your doctor for more instructions and help.

With respect to indoor allergies, the main cause of the problem is from your environment. Dust can be a real problem, clean until there is not a speck of dust left. Pet dander is also a leading cause of allergies. Find a specific place for your dearly loved pets, and ensure you keep them clean and groomed at all times.

Following these recommendations can help you manage your allergies, but nothing can ever take the place of a one-on-one with your doctor. If you have any questions or doubts about your allergies or anything you've read online about them, be sure to give your doctor a call, and even make an appointment if you think it's necessary.

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