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Suffering From Seasonal Allergies?

Do you suffer from frequent sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes?

You may have seasonal allergies.

An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. It could be something you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject into your body or touch. This reaction could cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks and even death.

In the United States more than 50 million people experience various types of allergies each year. Of the various types of allergies, the most common one Hay Fever, also called allergic rhinitis, affects 6.1 million children and 20 million adults.

Unfortunately allergies are not curable, but with the help of today’s medications most unpleasant allergy symptoms can be controlled. More Americans than ever say they manage allergies. It is among the country’s most common, but overlooked, diseases.

If you struggle with managing your allergies or if you are not sure whether you need an antihistamine or a decongestant, eye drops or a nasal spray - we recommend you stop in and talk with our pharmacist.

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