Itchy eyes or a runny nose? How to treat common allergy symptoms

Must Read

BC SPCA discovers new feline virus at Animal Centre

Vancouver, B.C. - A new feline virus has been discovered after a mysterious and contagious disease outbreak happened last...

Annual Slow Pitch Tournament cancelled, Luminary Ceremony taking place instead

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This years' Arnie Isberg Memorial One-Pitch Tournament has cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The...

Grant writing services opened to businesses

The Peace River Regional District amended its grant writing services on May 28, opening it up to...

Allergy season is in full swing, and for people with allergies, that can mean weeks to months of painful, irritating symptoms.

From a stuffy, runny nose to red, itchy eyes, allergies can make it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks.

READ MORE: Allergies or coronavirus? Doctors explain how to tell the difference

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


Thankfully, experts say there are easy ways to alleviate symptoms so you can enjoy the warmer weather in peace.

Dr. Jessica Grayson, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Alabama Birmingham, this starts with reducing the “exposure load.”

Prevent exposure

“If you’re going to be doing yard work (like mowing grass), then wearing a face covering like a bandana or mask to prevent allergens from entering the nose is the first line of defense,” Grayson said.

Story continues below advertisement

This should be even easier in the time of COVID-19, when most people are wearing masks when they go out in public.

“With a mask… you’ll have much less exposure to spores, mold spores or pollen that go into the nose,” said Dr.

Advertisement


 » READ MORE FROM GLOBAL NEWS

More Articles Like This