05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

How To Snuff Out Seasonal Allergies

f you are experiencing itchy eyes, a dry, raspy throat, sneezing, sinus headaches and tiredness, and it's spring, chances are you have seasonal allergies. What happens in the spring? The earth comes alive, bursting with new growth and the wind is spreading the news. Commercials bombard us with idyllic images of allergy medication from pills to nasal sprays.

However, we quickly adapt to the medication and soon need a stronger prescription. As for the over the counter pills like Advil and Aleve we take for headaches, many experience rebound headaches which research studies have validated as a real side effect. Medication is no free ride; it has side-effects and costs you money.


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