3 ways to fight spring allergies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

3 ways to fight spring allergies

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If you live in the Mid-South, you probably suffer from allergies, or at least know someone who does.

Memphis is among the top five worst cities for allergy sufferers. Doctors say it has a lot to do with the climate. It’s perfect for plants that cause allergy problems, and this year’s El Nino conditions are only making it worse.

Dr. James Patterson with Methodist Le Bonheur offered his advice for the BEST ways to fight allergies. Here's his top three:

  • Stay inside. Avoid the things that cause you irritation. It's beautiful outside, but if it makes you miserable, it's better to avoid it. 
  • Keep your windows closed and run your air conditioning. Don't forget to change your air filters regularly.
  • Dr. Patterson also recommends taking over the counter medications, like Claritin and Zyrtec.

Dr. Patterson said if those medicines don't work you should make an appointment and see a doctor, who can prescribe something stronger for your allergies.

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