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Posted: April 18, 2014

How to cope with your allergy symptoms


Bluebonnets by Joel Olives
Photo by Joel Olives
The bluebonnets are blooming so that must mean allergy season is upon us, too.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently released its annual list of "worst cities for spring allergies," and the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked No. 7.

"Allergy season will get worse before it gets better," said allergist John Fling, MD. "I think it will be around until at least the first week of June."

What can you do to combat allergy symptoms? Dr. Fling recommends that if you have not had your allergies tested before, it is a good idea to do so.

"An allergist can determine what a person's specific allergies are, such as grass or tree pollen, and we can decide the best course of treatment," said Dr. Fling, Professor of Pediatrics.

John Fling Allergist
John Fling, MD
How to cope?
  • Avoidance, if you can, so limit outdoor activities
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical nasal steroid spray
  • Allergy desensitization treatment
  • A combination nasal spray that includes both an antihistamine and a
    topical steroid

Need help?

  • Make an appointment with Dr. Fling: 817-735-DOCS (3627).

 

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