It is officially the start of spring and with that comes beautiful sights and flowers but before we get that things have to bud and with that come some pollen and some seasonal allergies.
For many people the arrival of warm weather means the arrival of their seasonal allergies too. Trees are starting to bud, the green grass is starting to return, even some plants are starting to grow.
The current levels of pollen are expected to fluctuate over the next few days and that can reek havoc on your sinuses.
We stopped by Slocum Dickson medical group to see what we can do to help keep our allergies at bay.
"Over the counter medications. All the previous antihistamines which are prescription antihistamines every single one of them are now over the counter and they all work very well. Just simply follow the instructions. There is even intra-nasal steroids that work very well. There's fluracazone, and momentazone etc. Which are available and are quite inexpensive. And if they are used twice a day for about two weeks and then gradually ween down. That will help with the symptoms as well," says Porus Dhabhar, an allergist from Slocum Dickson Medical Group.
For those who have allergies worse than most, it is recommended to try and stay away from the source of your allergy or try allergy shots as a last resort.