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Hay Fever & Seasonal Allergies

Andrew knows when allergy season is afoot and he’s always prepared, with his armament of medications to help him through. Just as the first crocuses poke through the ground, he starts taking his allergy meds.  It is well in advance of peak pollen season, but despite taking a combination of prescription antihistamines and decongestants, the symptoms break through year after year. He is often stuck in bed for a day or two with a sore throat,  headache and general congestion, and when he’s well enough to go to work, he suffers through the next few weeks when the pollen is peaking. Does this sound like you?


In spring, as trees and grasses start to bloom, millions of Americans begin to have allergic symptoms caused by pollen. They can be:

  • Chronic runny nose and post nasal drip
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing and frequent throat clearing
  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Inflammation of the nasal passages
  • Asthma

Once late summer approaches, sufferers get a second wave of symptoms. One of the biggest offenders is ragweed, a plant that produces up to 1 billion pollen grains, and begins to bloom in late August. About 10 to 20 percent of Americans have ragweed allergy. If you’re allergic to one type of pollen, your chance of developing an allergy to other pollens is high.

My patients who use allergy drops have experienced great relief from their symptoms. They build immunity over time, are safe and easy to use, and patients tend to stick with them. Learn more

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