Signs of seasonal allergies with Dr. Amy Hays

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(WTAJ) — It’s that time of the year again, allergy season. The best way to stay on top of your symptoms is to know what to look for!

Allergies are very common, effecting over 50% of the US population. Allergies can also be hereditary, be seasonal or occur throughout the year, they are also more prevalent in some geographic areas that others.

They are caused by sensitization, or repeated exposure to things such as grass, dust mites or mold. People rarely react to allergens the first time they come in contact with it. Common symptoms include runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, or red itchy eyes. But sinus pressure, sore throat or
hoarse voice are also allergy symptoms.

During the pandemic, some have been concerned about the overlap of symptoms with COVID-19 symptoms.

Dr. Amy Hays tells us don’t rush to an allergist. Here are some treatments to deal with your allergies:

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