Get A Grip On Ragweed Allergy
Relief in a Pill
The first line of medical defense against ragweed is over-the-counter antihistamines. There are several types on the market, which work differently for different people, say prominent allergists. Steroid-based, prescription nasal sprays are also a good solution.
For long-term relief of more severe symptoms, your allergy or asthma specialist may recommend pre-season immunotherapy.
Try to finish your annual shots before August 15 – the official start of ragweed season.Sources: AAAAI, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, The Lung Association
First published in Allergic Living magazine.
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