Sneezing Season: University Hospitals Case Medical Center Doctor Offers Advice for Summer Allergy Sufferers

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Ways to seek relief: Antihistamines and decongestants may help. Steer clear of pollen and plants.

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

They’re gorgeous to behold,
but try to steer clear of pollen, plants and other culprits that may trigger your allergies.

Many people may enjoy nature in full bloom, but their noses may not so enamored. Leigh Kerns, MD, a pediatric allergy/immunology specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, offers two tips for dealing with seasonal allergies this summer.

SEEK RELIEF. Antihistamines can quickly reduce sneezing, sniffling and itching. Decongestants clear mucus from your nasal passageways to relieve congestion and swelling, but have more side effects.

AVOID ALLERGENS. They’re gorgeous to behold, but try to steer clear of pollen, plants and other culprits that may trigger allergies

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