Ahhh. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and tree buds are sprouting everywhere. Everyone is excited about the change……but you aren’t, right? That first sneeze of the season comes on, your eyes and throat start itching wildly, and you know they’re here… the dreaded seasonal allergies!
You start popping Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benadryl, eye drops, nasal sprays—whatever you need to do to control your annoying symptoms. But you’re tired and groggy from all the meds and from the constant allergen assault on your immune system. You might start to wonder, is there a better way to deal with allergies?
But before we talk about that, let’s take a look at why allergies, including spring and seasonal allergies, happen in the first place to see if there’s an opportunity for us to intervene and help make our symptoms—and our lives—more comfortable.