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.
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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.”
“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.
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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.