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Survive the Spring Allergy Season

Spring brings new beginnings: more daylight, more flowers, and for many Americans, more allergy problems.

The moisture and bloom of those blossoms and trees draws out the environment’s biggest allergy triggers: pollen and mold. The body’s reaction is swift—congestion, runny noses, sneezing, itchiness all over.

Control Outdoor Exposure

Before heading outside, check the pollen forecast and mold count in your area. If you're experiencing symptoms, starting the day with a once-daily antihistamine like Allegra before you leave the house can help prevent allergies from interfering with your day-to-day. Even when pollen levels are high, Allegra is proven to help relieve your troublesome symptoms.

Be wary of the changing weather, too. While April showers can wash away pollen and mold spores, thunderstorms do the opposite. The wind can agitate and stir up more pollen grains and mold from the ground, and intense rain can break the particles into smaller pieces, which are then carried through the air and stir up your allergies1.

Cut Down on Indoor Allergies

Allergens can unknowingly be dragged indoors, too. Spring is a great excuse to deep clean your house and start allergy-proofing your day.

  • Head to your local drugstore to stock up on allergy medicine like Allegra, for both indoor and outdoor relief.
  • Leave your shoes (and the allergens they drag underfoot) at the door.
  • Vacuum at least once a week to reduce pet dander.
  • Keep car and house windows and doors closed tight on high pollen days.
  • Turn on the air conditioning during warm weather to reduce humidity (and thus, mold growth).
  • Run everything (pillow cases, clothes, rugs, even shower curtains) through hot water to stave off dust mites and mold.
  • Shower immediately after spending time outside.

Breathe Easier This Season

Despite many avoidance tactics and cleaning sprees, sometimes getting away from allergens is simply impossible. To take better control and maintenance over your spring routine, enlist the aid of an oral antihistamine that can help counter your body’s sensitivities to potential allergens.

For most, functioning at full capacity throughout the day at work and on the go is a priority. Many people think allergy medicine makes you drowsy, but Allegra is different. It doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier, so you get all the benefits of 24-hour relief without the drowsiness. Plus, it starts working in just one hour.

If your symptoms start creeping toward stuffy territory, reach for Allegra-D. It combines a fast, non-drowsy antihistamine with a powerful decongestant to relieve allergy symptoms along with congestion and sinus pressure for 24 hours. Regardless of the time or season, Allegra is committed to keeping your worst allergy symptoms at bay.

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17156336

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