Health-Related Links -- Allergies

Symptoms

  • sneezing
  • headaches
  • runny nose or nasal congestion
  • itching and tearing of the eyes
  • dry or scratchy throat

Treatment

  • take antihistamines for relief of symptoms
  • take decongestants for nasal congestion
  • avoid prolonged use of nasal sprays
  • avoid irritants, such as cigarette smoke
  • air conditioning or filtering of environment may help
  • remove allergens, such as dust, feathers, and animal dandruff
  • avoid working outside around trees and grass

Get Advice For

  • severe symptoms
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • thick, colored nasal discharge
  • signs of infection, such as fever, earache, headache or facial pain
  • no relief of symptoms with medications