With fall comes trouble for allergy sufferers
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September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /


ALLERGY SEASON. AND FOR THOSE SUFFERING THROUGH ALLERGIES .. IT CAN MAKE FOR A MISERABLE FEW WEEKS. 13 NEWS IS WORKING FOR YOU — WITH MORE ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THE SEASON A LITTLE EASIER. :06-:10 :11 :35-:42 :43-:52 “I KNOW WHEN I WAKE UP, AS SOON AS I WAKE UP.” RICK ANDERSON DREADS ALLERGY SEASON. “MY EYES GET ALL ITCHY, MY NOSE IS BLOCKED, UP MY HEAD IS STUFFY IT IS PRETTY MISERABLE.” FALL ALLERGY SEASON STARTS IN AUGUST AND CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER WITH A PEAK IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. SHERRI YOUNG — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE KANAWHA CHARLESTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE NUMBER ONE ALLERGEN IN THE FALL IS RAGWEED — AND IT CAN TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES — ESPECIALLY IN DRY WEATHER. “FOR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS YOU’LL SEE CONGESTION, WATERY EYES AND WATERY NOSE.” NICKY WALTERS: “AND EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AVOID THOSE FALL ALLERGIES ALL TOGETHER THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THE SEASON A LITTLE EASIER.” “KEEP YOUR WINDOWS SHUT SO THE POLLEN AND RAGWEED DOESN’T GET INTO THE HOUSE AND CLEAN OUT YOUR DUCT WORK BEFORE TURNING ON YOUR HEAT.” BUT IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE SEVERE YOU MAY HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP TO YOUR LOCAL DRUG STORE. “YOU CAN PICK AN ANTIHISTIMINE WHICH WILL DECREASE YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS, JUST BE SURE TO SEE IF IT IS A DAYTIME OR NIGHTIME BECAUSE IT COULD MAKE YOU A LITTLE GROGGY FOR THE DAY. ALSO THERE ARE OVER THE COUNTER NASAL STEROIDS THAT YOU CAN USE OR GET AS A PRESCRIPTION AS WELL AS OTHER DECONGESTANTS.” DR. YOUNG SAYS ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPRING ALLERGIES WILL ALSO HAVE FALL ALLERGIES. IN CHARLESTON I’M NICKY WALTERS 13 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. SOME OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP ALLERGY SYMPTOMS AT BAY — IF YOU TYPICALLY EXERCISE OUTSIDE, TRY MOVING YOUR ROUTINE INSIDE DURING PEAK TIMES .. AND CONSIDER WEARING A MASK IF YOU ARE WORKING OUTDOORS. THE STORM TRACKER 13 VIPIR REAL


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