Sneezing this springtime due to seasonal allergies

Combating seasonal allergies

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and many of those are considered seasonal.

In the springtime, it starts with pollen being released from the trees, followed by grass later in the season.

Those who suffer from seasonal allergies face different types of symptoms including sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy nose and watery eyes.

Seth Swanson says that he suffers from seasonal allergies due to the higher pollen count at this time of the year.

He says that he tries to keep on eye on the days pollen count and how windy it may get throughout the day.

“I’m kind of stuffy right now because of the pollen count today and so I take Claritin, and local honey and things like that,” he said. “My eyes get irritated and sinus congestion - and if I let it get worse and worse it can effect my asthma as well,” he said.

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