Medicate early to avoid full affects of spring allergies

4:29 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - For some, spring means nice weather, gentle rain showers and blooming flowers. For others, it signals the height of allergy season.

Spring allergies hit in three waves, according to 9Health medical expert Dr. John Torres: trees, grass and weeds.

Early May is tree season, and Torres cautions that even if you aren't experiencing symptoms, you should still take medication if you plan on enjoying the outdoors this weekend.

"I'd recommend to people who have spring allergies - especially to trees - start the medicine now before you start venturing out this weekend," Torres said.

Torres said some foods reduce allergy symptoms, including apples, tomatoes and onions. These foods successfully combat allergies because of their anti-inflammatory properties.

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