Help to ease seasonal allergies
If you’re among the 50 million Americans afflicted with seasonal allergies, then you know it won’t be long before you’re suffering from itchy, watery eyes, a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, chest congestion, drowsiness and headaches. The cause is allergens, non-parasitic antigens that include dust, pet dander, mold and pollen. And if you have asthma, a chronic illness caused by inflamed airways in the lungs, allergens can make your symptoms worse. Although there’s no single way to reduce allergens in your home, there are multiple steps you can take to limit your exposure to these microscopic particles.
Dr. Joseph Wiedemer, M.D., a board-certified family practice physician with Phillips-Barber Family Health Center in Lambertville, part of the Hunterdon Healthcare System, says that reducing allergens in the home and relieving seasonal allergy symptoms starts with the homeowner.
Learn what steps to take to reduce your allergy symptoms in the March/April issue of New Jersey Countryside Magazine, available now at bookstores, on newsstands and by subscription. Click here to get one free bonus issue and save more than 80% on a subscription.