How To Survive Spring Allergies — And Prevent Them Before Symptoms Start | TODAY
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>>>WHILE WE ALL GET EXCITED WHEN SPRING ARRIVES, THERE IS ONE PART THAT PEOPLE DREAD. SPRING ALLERGIES. >>HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS WITHOUT REACHING FOR TISSUES? WE HAVE DR. JOHN TORRES WITH US FOR THE LATEST. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?>>ALLERGY SEASON IS NOW AND GOES THROUGH SEPTEMBER. BECAUSE OF THE CLIMATE CHANGES, MOST AREAS IS NINE MONTHS. IF YOU LIVE IN THE SOUTH, IT IS YEAR ROUND. >>WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COMMON SEASONAL ALLERGIES?>>THE ONES THAT EVERYBODY IS AN ALLERGIC TOO RIGHT NOW. TREE, GRASS AND WEEDS. WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGES AND WAY THEY ARE WORKING, YOU COULD GO TO AN AREA WHERE WEEDS ALTHOUGH IN YOUR PART OF TOWN IT IS GRASS. YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR IT ANYTIME.>>IS THERE ANYTHING THAT FOLKS CAN DO TO PREVENT IT? I SUFFER FROM SERIOUS ALLERGIES. I TAKE STUFF YEAR ROUND.>>YOU CAN DO THINGS YOUR HELP. MONITOR POLLEN COUNT. GOOGLE POLLEN COUNT. YOU WILL FIND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY. THEY HAVE ONE OF THE BETTER ONES. POLLEN.COM. THE DAILY COUNTS. IF THEY ARE HIGH, AVOID THEM. THINK OF YOUR HAIR AS A POLLEN SPONGE. POLLEN GETTING IN THE HAIR. IF YOU PUT IT ON THE PILLOW, YOU ROLL OVER, YOU GET A NOSE FULL OF POLLEN. RINSE YOUR HAIR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED. START ALLERGY MEDICINE EARLY. ALLEGRA. ONCE YOU START LATE, YOU ARE BEHIND THE BALL.>>SHOULD YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE EVERY DAY DURING ALLERGY SEASON OR WHEN YOU FEEL THE SYMPTOMS?>>IT DEPENDS ON HOW BAD THE SYMPTOMS. YOU WANT TO START BEFORE THE SYMPTOMS COME ON. WE HAVE THE NASAL SPRAYS. THOSE WORK BETTER FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO AVOID ALLERGIES. >>WHEN I PREPARED FOR THE SEGMENT, I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I FOUND FASCINATING. I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DIET. THAT IS A BIG PART OF IT. THINGS YOU SHOULD EAT AND SHOULD NOT.>>THE BIG THING IS AVOID SPICE. YOU WANT TO GO BLAND.>>I DIDN’T KNOW THAT.>>THE SPICY FOODS ACTIVATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. GREEN TEA. IT CAN HELP OUT. ONIONS, PEPPERS, BERRY AND PARSLEY. IT CAN HELP. FISH. OME OMEGA-3 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES. PINEAPPLE CAN HELP REDUCE THE MUCUS. THOSE CAN HELP A LITTLE BIT WITH ALLERGIES. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN, THE THINGS TO MAKE IT WORSE. AVOID THOSE AS WELL. TOMATOES. TOMATOES HAVE HISTAMINES IN THEM. IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES, TOMATOES CAN MAKE IT WORSE. DAIRY. IT CAN ASK CAUSE MUCUS TO THICKEN. SUGAR AND IINFLAMMATION. ALCOHOL. THAT GLASS OF WINE.>>THAT EXPLAINS A LOT. >>IT CAN MAKE YOUR NOSE STUFFY.>>IT CAN MAKE YOUR NOSE STUFFY. JUST THINGS TO AVOID.


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