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5 Things To Help Allergy Sufferers

Metro Atlanta broke a pollen count record Tuesday and no relief is in sight.


You can hear the sniffling and sneezing all over Lawrenceville. We're only two days into spring and allergy sufferers are ready to wave the white flag.

The pollen count broke a record Monday at over 8,000. That record was shattered on Tuesday with a count of 9,369. And with only a slight chance of rain not coming until the weekend, meteorologists do not see any relief in the near future.

So what's an allergy sufferer to do?

Lawrenceville Patch talked to Allergist Dr. Thomas Chacko of . He offered these 5 tips to help get allergy sufferers through the rough days ahead:

  1. Leave the windows up in the car and down in the home, even on nice days like we've been seeing lately. Use the  instead.
  2. Take baths and change your clothes if you've spent a lot of time outside to wash off the pollen. Wash your hands and your face often if you can't take a bath.
  3. Wash pets after they've come in from outside. They've been rolling in the allergens while playing in the yard or walking through the park.
  4. like Claritin and Zyrtec work well. Take those if you have symptoms and need relief.
  5. If the OTC medications don't work, see a doctor. An allergist can prescribe a steroid nasal spray or allergy shots.

Do you have tips to help allergy sufferers? Leave them in the comments section below.

Vanzetta Evans (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 03:42 PM
A friend of mine suggested trying local honey. Anyone ever try that or have their own tips?
Vanzetta Evans (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Sorry Maurice, I had to delete that comment per our terms of use.


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