What Are the Symptoms of Spring Allergies?

While we are all practicing social distancing, we can start to get a little too stir crazy if we stay indoors too long. Therefore, many of us are headed outside to at least spend some time in our backyard—with the pollen there to greet us.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chelmsford wants you to know how you can get rid of spring allergies as soon as possible in order to start enjoying your days outside again.

What Are the Symptoms of Spring Allergies?

When it comes to spring allergies, there are a number of symptoms that can come about this time of year. For instance, you can experience itchy eyes, dark circles under the eyes, swollen sinuses, runny or stuffy nose, and/or sneezing.

In addition, you might also experience a scratchy throat and post-nasal drip, which can cause stomach issues, too. Therefore, you want to do what you can in order to prevent seasonal allergies so that you can at least enjoy the time you get to spend outdoors.

Biggest Allergy Triggers in Spring

  • Rising humidity
  • Dust mites
  • Tree pollen
  • Ragweed

How Long Will Spring Allergies Last?

Unfortunately, we are right in the middle of the worst month for spring allergies. April tends to be one of the worst months for people who experienced seasonal allergies, and it can usually last until summer thanks to the tree pollen and flowers blooming.

However, even though we are in April, it doesn't mean we can spend some time outdoors in our own backyard to get some vitamin D. All you need to do is know how to protect yourself.

Ways to Alleviate Spring Allergies

  • Limit your time outdoors.
  • Take allergy medicine.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Follow a healthy diet.
  • Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Drink plenty of water.

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