Health Matters

Managing Seasonal Allergies

It’s easier than you think.



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Statistics show that one-quarter of adults have a seasonal allergy. However, Dr. Diana Grair, Medical Director for the UH Health Family Care Center at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine says managing them can be easier than you think.

“Seasonal allergies are defined by having symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes.”

Here are some tips that can help reduce exposure to allergy trigger:

  • Staying indoors on dry, windy days.
  • Wearing a face mask when going outside
  • Use air conditioning in your house and car and a dehumidifier if possible.

“Several types of nonprescription medications such as oral antihistamine and various nasal sprays can help ease allergy symptoms. When home remedies aren't enough, contact your health care provider for additional treatment options.”

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