Well, spring has spring. That’s right. But so are outdoor
allergens, also called nasal allergies. Welcome to May,
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. So get ready
for sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose. Julie, sinus pressure,
itching of the roof of the mouth and/or ears. She’s very familiar
with this. All these symptoms to sufferers like Julie. Yes, and
you have no symptoms, so here, have some of mine. No thank you.
But nasal nirvana can be achieved with a little help from
our resident allergy expert, Michele Cassalia, from the
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. -MUSIC- Ahh, spring is
in the air, but so are outdoor allergens. Also known as nasal
allergies. (SNEEZE SOUND) Welcome to May, which is Allergy
Awareness Month. And you know what that means? Here comes
seasonal allergies. The runny nose, the watery eyes, the
scratchy throat, the itchy ears. But you know what? There’s
things you can do to be prepared. Nasal allergies effect
an estimated 50 million adults and children. In the spring,
many of the allergens can be found amongst the trees, the
grass, the pollen, mold spores, even those stinging insects. So,
what can one do? Stay inside in avoid the great outdoors? Not a
chance. There’s no cure for seasonal allergies, but it can
be managed. Make yourself an appointment at an allergist.
Know what your family history is. Know what your triggers are.
And the key is to be prepared. Being prepared means taking your
allergy medicine as prescribed, and knowing your treatment plan.
For more tips and information, visit the Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of America at aafa.org or you can go to our
website. What is it Julie? Thebalancingact.com. Stay with