If you’re one of the millions of people who can’t seem to keep your eyes from watering or your throat from itching, you might be suffering from allergies.
As the temperatures get warmer and snow starts to melt, Prince George experiences an uptick in dust spewing from its streets and allergy season looks to arrive early this year.
Local pharmacists like Chris Pallot recommend the use of a nasal spray or a couple of different type of basic anti-histamines.
“One is an older type, a little bit stronger, sometimes it makes you tired, a little bit more side effects and the newer types are basically the non-drowsy anti-histamines and those are generally for once a day and are a pretty good option for people.”
However, these medications don’t provide full protection, just relief from symptoms.
Allergy Expert, Dr. Donald Stark says allergies are likely genetic and it could take a while before a reaction occurs.
“The best evidence is when people move here from a different environment, it usually takes about three years of sensitization of exposure to develop an allergic reaction.”
If you suffer from allergies, you’re advised to contact your doctor and take the proper precautions.