Friday, April 16, 2010

Kaboom! The pollens are back....

The trees in NYC exploded this week with pollen- everywhere I look I see people with red tearing eyes, sneezing on the street, and runny noses.

While it is more socially acceptable to have allergies than a springtime cold, no one wants to be around any one who's pouring out mucous!

How can you conquer your allergies?
Know what you're allergic to and try at best to avoid it. 
See your allergist to get tested so you don't throw money away on less effective over the counter medications.

It's difficult this time of year if tree pollen is your nemis.  After such a long winter, everyone wants to soak up as much of the sun and fresh air as possible.  Makes it tough though if you can't breathe through your nose.

Using medication at least 30 minutes before you encounter the pollens will help keep you breathing normally.

Let me know if I can help!

Jennifer Collins, MD- 380 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor NY, NY 10010

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