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For Allergy Week, The Doctors welcome allergist Dr. Neeta Ogden, an Allegra spokesperson, to share her allergy tips.
Dr. Andrew Ordon explains that allergies are caused by allergens that trigger sneezing, runny nose, and itchy watery eyes, nose or throat.
Dr. Ogden says the most common triggers are pollen, dust mites, mold, and animal dander and notes they can be hard to avoid.
Dr. Ordon suggests frequently cleaning anything that may be a magnet for allergens, like pets, clothes, floors, and any dust-collecting objects. He also suggests avoiding outdoor activities between 10 AM and 3 PM, when pollen counts are highest.
Dr. Ogden explains that a fan in front of an open window can bring more pollen into your home and suggests keeping the windows closed if possible.
She says an over the counter antihistamine can ease your symptoms but notes that not all allergy medicines work the same. Dr. Ordon adds, "That's because each person has a unique internal chemistry that responds differently to different medications."
Dr. Ogden suggests taking Allegra Allergy, saying it works fast, is non-drowsy and provides up to 24-hour relief for indoor and outdoor allergies.
As always, consult your doctor if you have concerns about your allergies. For more tips, visit www.allergy.com.