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Spring In The Air… And In Your Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, Skin

For many of us, pollen is a potent allergen that triggers a variety of frustrating symptoms.  The blossoming trees that make spring so beautiful also spread pollen through the air and into our eyes, lungs, and sinuses.  Pollen and mold spores can turn spring flowers into a seasonal nuisance.

Part of the vexing experience of treating spring allergies on our own is that each person is unique in his or her symptoms.  One person experiences watery eyes, while another gets a stuffed-up nose or a skin rash. Quite often, several symptoms occur all at once.

What (And Where) Are Allergy Symptoms? 

The first step to relieving your allergies is to get specific about identifying them.  Different treatments target one specific set of issues over other ones, so it’s important to pinpoint your unique needs and areas of vulnerability.  

Do any (or all) of these sound all too familiar?

Eye Allergy Symptoms

Symptoms of eye allergies may include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes or on the eyelids
  • Irritation from contact lenses
  • Puffy eyes
  • Burning sensation
  • Dryness
  • Eyelids sticking together
  • Pressure in the sinuses

    Nose Allergy Symptoms

    Symptoms of nose allergies (nasal allergies) may include: 

    • Congestion
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose
    • Loss of smell & taste

    Ear Allergy Symptoms

    Symptoms of ear allergies may include: 

    • A popping, crackling, underwater feeling

      Throat Allergy Symptoms

      Symptoms of allergies in your throat may include:

      • Post-nasal drip
      • Clearing of the throat
      • Sore throat

      Body and Skin Allergy Symptoms

      Symptoms of allergies in your body or on your skin may include:

      • Itchy rash
      • Flu-like symptoms without fever and / or chills
      • Exhaustion
      • Headaches

        If one, or many, of these symptoms seem to seasonally reappear alongside the longer days and returning tree leaves, it might be time to seek relief.

         

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        Reviewed by Dr. Marc Goldstein, MD

        This content is for informational use only and does not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not a substitute for and should not be relied upon for specific medical recommendations. Please talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns.