Farmington Hills, MI (April 27, 2006)--- Spring is in the air--- flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and many people are looking forward to spending time outdoors. However, for more than 20 percent of Americans, this season brings the threat of allergies.
Seasonal allergies are one of the most common forms of allergic rhinitis, an allergy of the upper respiratory system. Allergic rhinitis occurs when an inhaled allergen causes the nasal membranes to become inflamed. Typical seasonal allergy symptoms include sneezing, itchy nose, nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy- watery eyes and itchy palate.
Andrew Cykiert, D.O. of Botsford General Hospital says, “During the allergy season, the allergens attack in full force. The good news for allergy sufferers is there are many effective treatments and management tools to help alleviate your symptoms. The first step is to be proactive and learn how to minimize or avoid exposure to your allergens. There are also many over the counter and prescription medications available, however, before taking any medication, you should consult with your doctor.”
Dr. Cykiert’s suggestions to help reduce your allergy problems:
The Botsford Health Care Continuum is an integrated system of care, which includes Botsford General Hospital, the Botsford Physician Network, Community Emergency Medical Service, the Botsford Continuing Care Corporation and the Botsford Center for Health Improvement. The Botsford site on the Internet is www.botsford.org.
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