By: Dr. Raphael Strauss & Dr. Robyn Kreiner, Strauss Allergy & Asthma (Westbury & Commack, New York)
STAY INDOORS whenever possible during pollen season.
USE AIR CONDITIONING and keep the windows shut.
MEDICINES THAT WORK THE BEST:
Allergy medications that can cause drowsiness such as Benadryl.
Decongestants- -These tend to cause adverse effects such as insomnia, elevated blood pressure.
Avoid topical decongestants such as Afrin, Naphcon, and Visine. Long-term use can cause increased congestion and red eyes.
IF these are not providing relief, see your doctor and consider consultation with an allergist.
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