What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

If you're allergic to ragweed, good news: you should be feeling better now that we've had some frosty weather.

If you're allergic to things like dust and mold, bad news: now that we're spending more time indoors, you'll probably start to see more symptoms.

Nurse Practitioner Linda Eckerson at McLaren Greater Lansing-DeWitt Family Medicine is treating seasonal allergies this week.

Symptoms are:
--Runny nose
--Watery eyes
--Sneezing
--Coughing
--Itchy eyes and nose
--Dark circles under the eyes

These allergies can lead to sinus infections.

Avoiding allergens is key. Stay inside, ban pets from your bed and couch because pollen sticks to their fur, and clean the air filter in your heater.

For relief, try eye drops, cool compresses and antihistamines.

Talk to your doctor before treating allergy symptoms.

If you or your child has asthma, stick to your prescribed regimen.


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