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Wellness Watch - Allergies


Spring is the time of year when many of us suffer from seasonal allergies. You shouldn’t ignore them. Treating your symptoms may help you avoid more serious problems. Dr. Temitope Olarewaju has some advice to help you avoid or deal with the springtime sniffles and sneezes and tells you how to tell the difference between allergies, a cold or a sinus infection.

Most Common Allergens

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Animal dander
  • Mold
  • Medications
  • Latex

Sometimes an allergic reaction can trigger symptoms of asthma or a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis that requires emergency treatment. You can generally treat seasonal allergies with over-the-counter medications, but you should consult your primary care physician and discuss your symptoms. If you don’t have a primary care physician, find one at

Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of specific allergies from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at