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    When Is Allergy Season?

    It depends on what you're allergic to and where you live.

    If you have seasonal allergies or hay fever, tree pollens can trigger symptoms in the late winter or spring. Ragweed releases pollen in the summer and fall. The specifics also depend on where you live. Allergy season can start as early as January in Southern states and linger into November.

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    15 Tips to Help Prevent Allergy Symptoms in Kids

    Before you start any treatment, visit a doctor to be sure allergies are causing your child’s troubles. Once you know he really has seasonal allergies, these quick tips can offer much-needed relief. Stay Inside. The best way to treat allergy symptoms is to avoid allergens to begin with. So when pollen counts soar, keep kids indoors as much as possible. Pollen is usually at its peak mid-morning, early evening, and when the wind is blowing. Use Saltwater. Having a plugged-up nose...

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    If you have symptoms year-round or your allergies are worse indoors, you may be allergic to dust mites or pet dander.

    The key is to see your doctor and find out what's causing your symptoms. Once you do, you'll know when yourallergy season starts and how to prepare.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on November 03, 2014

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