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Guide to surviving allergy season

Allergy season is hitting the Lowcountry early. (Source: Pixabay) Allergy season is hitting the Lowcountry early. (Source: Pixabay)
(ANGIE'S LIST) -

Many people are looking forward to the first day of spring on March 20th,

But no one is looking forward to allergy season and all the pollen.

It's that time of year when itchy-sniffly and sneezy take over the body at the same time.

"The most common allergen in the spring, first we see tree pollen and then following the tree pollen we see grass pollen so that's usually the way the progression is," says Allergist Dr. Stanley Fineman.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.

It's the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.

To help limit your exposure to these allergens, don't use a feather duster to clean use a wet cloth or paper towel instead. Also, wear a face mask and gloves while cleaning and wash your hands thoroughly.

Different types of pollen peak at different times of day so be sure to check the daily pollen count.

You can find that at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's website.

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