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Spring's Double Trouble: Asthma Plus Seasonal Allergies

SUNDAY, May 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If you have both asthma and seasonal allergies, there are ways to reduce the impacts of that double whammy, an expert says.

People with asthma, a chronic lung condition, should try to control or prevent allergic outbreaks, said Dr. Miranda Curtiss, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines are among the easiest and most effective way to defend against seasonal allergies, she said. Moreover, they're inexpensive and available over-the-counter or by prescription, Curtiss added.

Allergy shots are another option.

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What Are Seasonal Allergies?

More than 67 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. But, what is an allergy? What is an allergic reaction? What are common allergy symptoms? What allergy treatments are available?

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What is Pollen?

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your eyes and skin.

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