What makes North Texas so beautiful – mountain cedar, Arizona cypress, and ash, for example – can also make Texan’s miserable.  Allergies are a big deal in Texas, especially since Texas can experience long allergy seasons or even more severe allergic reactions to extreme weather patterns that can hit the state.  So what is a North Texan to do to combat suffering from allergies this spring?  Read on to find out.

Avoid Allergic Triggers

Instead of treating your allergies once they hit, try to prevent them in the first place. To do this, you need to know what you’re allergic to.  Having an allergy test will help confirm exactly what causes your allergies. Once you know the cause, you can avoid exposure to these things.

Non Prescription Medicine

There are plenty of treatments available at your local pharmacy that can help to alleviate mild to moderate spring time allergies. These include nasal sprays, antihistamines and other over-the-counter treatments. Talk to your Pharmacist about your symptoms and which products will work best for you.

Natural Remedies

If you’re looking to fight nature with nature, then there are a couple of natural allergy relief remedies you can try. The first is Stinging Nettle Leaf, a natural antihistamine that grows in the wild and can be taken as a tincture or in capsule form and it won’t make you drowsy.  The second is called Quercetin, which can be found naturally in foods like tomatoes, apples, and citrus fruits. You can take it in supplement form to stop your cells from producing histamines.

Talk to Your Doctor

If you suffer from severe allergic symptoms to the Northeast Texas spring time allergy season and over-the-counter medications and/or natural remedies are not working, then you should talk to your doctor.  Allergy medications have come a long way so make an appointment with your doctor today to discuss alternatives to treating your spring time allergies.

 

Sources:

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/healthy-living/2013/04/02/dallas-ranked-among-worst-u-s-cities-for-allergies-how-to-defend-yourself-against-mountain-cedar-its-high-pollen-buddies

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